Forged from 100% reclaimed metals, husband-and-wife design team Ashley Lowengrub & Dara Gerson's unique jewelry is equal parts art and accessory. By creating new designs from existing materials in abundance, Alkemie’s mission is to translate something that would otherwise be landfill-bound into wearable art.
Capturing and reinterpreting texture from soft organic forms into lustrous metal is an integral part in Alkemie's design philosophy. An Alkemie cuff, ring or necklace first starts with an inspiration- a leaf, a starfish, or a one of a kind vintage piece. To replicate the texture and dimension of an object, the designers cast through a lost wax process, playing with the design, and discovering different light dimensions and form. The design process is then culminated in the final casting of the form in a solid piece of reclaimed metal. An Alkemie piece is an artistic manifestation reflecting the incredible depth and life of natural textures and objects.
Alkemie Jewelry is a brand that pioneers with hopes to change the jewelry industry with its social and environmentally responsible practices. They have earned a devoted international following based not only on the originality of their designs, but their leadership as a socially and environmentally progressive company. Alkemie promotes local living wage and eco-sustainable business practices.
All Alkemie designs are Lead & Nickel Free. We patina our pieces to make them appear as though they came out of a treasure chest! If you wish to shine, brush with warm water and bleach-free natural soap.
Dara and Ashley’s motivation to live environmentally and socially conscious really comes from exemplifying responsibility to their daughters.
At Alkemie we believe an integral part of being a sustainable company is supporting practices and causes you believe in. By purchasing a piece of Alkemie Jewelry you will be a part of this charitable action. Each month we will donate a portion of of our on line sales to a charity we believe in. Here are some of the ones we are choosing to feature.
This month we will donate 5% of our retail sales to ~
Seva Foundation, is a Berkeley based non-profit organization founded by Wavy Gravy, Ram Dass, Larry Brilliant and a group of renowned public health experts. With programs in nine countries and the United States, Seva provides financial resources and technical expertise to help communities build sustainable solutions to poverty and disease. With an emphasis on curable and preventable blindness, Seva-supported programs have restored sight to more than 3 million people in Asia and Africa. In the U.S. Seva works with Native American communities on the prevention of diabetes and other chronic health issues.