Woman Owned Women Led
We are a team of active women making jewelry for other active women! We design and handcraft our jewelry in our sunny downtown Bend, Oregon studio.
grounded in quality ~ adventure-ready
Bronwen Jewelry embodies the spirit of adventure and travel and we craft our jewelry with integrity, durability, beauty and love – the same characteristics of the women who wear our jewelry. We offer a one year warranty on everything we make because we believe in the quality of our products and we think that items of value are worth repairing rather than replacing.
integrity ~ in our products & ourselves
We source our metals and gemstones primarily from Fair Trade and high-impact social enterprise organizations. The culture in our company is one of community, creativity and a strong practice of work/life balance.
I’ve been making jewelry for as long as I can remember. My inspiration stems from a life lived in motion; I'm an avid world-traveler and outdoor adventure has always been at the core of my identity. The idea began in my 20's while instructing backcountry expeditions for the Outward Bound School. I began fielding requests from my co-instructors for jewelry that was strong enough to withstand the rigors of the outdoors but still delicate enough to help us feel feminine and beautiful underneath the grit of wilderness living. With a little digging in the repair room at basecamp and discovering Gore-Tex thread, I was able to outfit many ladies in the first iterations of Bronwen Jewelry.
12 years and many jobs later, I was still obsessed with making jewelry and I knew all the amazing and active women out there still wanted beautiful jewelry...they just needed it to hold up to their active lives. I decided (and hoped) I had an audience to talk to and I set to work writing my business plan. In 2008, I launched the Bronwen Jewelry brand at the Outdoor Retailer show and ever since the Bronwen brand has been steadily growing and is today the leader in "Active Artisan Jewelry," a category that our team has worked so hard to pioneer.
Today we sell wholesale to many specialty outdoor retailers in the US, and we sell online as well as in our flagship retail boutique in downtown Bend. Next time you are in town, stop in to see us!
adventure just got more beautiful