Who We Are:
Origin prides ourselves in working with European Jewelry Designers that produce very wearable contemporary art with a clean esthetic and a high perceived value ~ at very reasonable and fair prices
Origin began in 1996 when I started on a journey across the world in search of new, fresh jewelry designs to introduce to the American market.
Having always had a love and respect for other cultures,I returned after each trip filled with great visions of sharing my discoveries, and named the company "Origin" as a representation of all the places and cultures jewelry design has its roots - from where it originates.
Nowadays, I find myself in the Philippines. The 7,107 tropical islands of the Philippine Archipelago provide inspiration for the creative Local and European craftspeople who fashion beautiful jewelry out of nature’s bounty. All of our designers are inspired by this magical paradise, and create jewelry inspired by the natural materials found there.
It is very important to us at Origin Jewelry that all of our collections are made by ethical designers with ethical practices where the employees are paid a fair living wage with benefits. We pride ourselves on having personal relationships with the people we work closely with to ensure the highest possible standards.
Materials In The Jewelry:
All Origin Jewelry is Hypoallergenic and Nickel and Lead Free ~ Made of Resin and Shell, or Resin and Silver Leaf with Tiger Tail Wire neck wires ( Stainless Steel with a thin plastic veneer ).
The metal used on the Resin jewelry is Aluminum and all ear wires are surgical steel.
How We Give Back:
We have always been socially conscious with great care and attention to our community. As do our Designers; who give back to livelyhood projects in the Philippines, where the jewelry is produced.
For example, each designer contributed greatly to the relief work for Typhoon Hayan, that hit the Philippines very hard a few years back, from being on the scene helping to bring water and supplies to those stranded, to creating immediate outreach wordlwide soliciting donations to help rebuild boats and homes so the victims could get back on their feet quickly.
Our vision of helping to create a better world has led us to donate on an ongoing basis to many local charities : We all have our "pet causes"...
When you purchase any of our Picture Image butterfly collection, you are contributing to Origin's yearly donation to Natural Bridges State Park: Monarch Butterflies: Donations are made to help save this magnificant species from Extinction.
Origin ( Debra ) is a supporting member of " Dining For Women" a nonprofit who's mission is to bring funding and outreach for education and skills and job training to girls and women around the world. "Dining For Women"...changing the world one dinner at a time. DFW.ORG
We also donate to a group home in Manila, Philippines that helps remove girls off the street and away from Human Trafficking , teaching them livlihood skills. To learn more, please go to: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/13043/tahanan-sta-luisa-inc/
Hope Lodge in Worcester, Ma - a division of the American Cancer Society, giving support to patients and their families.
Western Service Workers, an organization that helps support farmworkers and the service industry sector of the working poor. We give them boxes of past seasons jewelry each holiday season so that the workers have gifts to give to their loved ones.
We also donate jewelry yearly to Big Brother/Big Sister for their fundraiser auction, as well.