jewelry made in new jersey
Bentley & Lo creates demi-fine natural gemstone jewelry one piece at a time because we care about the details. Our demi-fine jewelry reflects our standard of high quality and individuality, while maintaining our mission of social responsibility. Hand-fabricated from start to finish in Southern New Jersey, our pieces are 100% USA made.
EST. 2019Our Story
"Growing up, I was super obsessed with crafting; I was especially fond of crafting miniature objects. I once created an entire tiny town (now kids just do this in games online but that wasn't available when I was young). I followed a traditional path career wise and burnt out pretty quickly from the stress. Creating jewelry gave me an outlet not only creatively but also relief from everyday stress.
I hit a point in my life that felt like now or never and decided to turn my hobby into a full time business. It was the scariest decision of my life but one I will never regret.
Handcrafted jewelry is better quality because the materials sourced are better plus there's much more transparency in where things are made or are coming from. My need for perfection (and Type A personality) ensures the finest quality materials are used. I also love the personal aspect to it and the realness. You aren't just buying an accessory that some machine has spit out. Instead, you're purchasing a piece that was created with love and care and was inspired by someone.
I love to share my work with other women who can then create their own stories and memories to a piece. I hope that my designs can empower women and make them feel as beautiful on the outside and they are inside."
♥ Lauren (Lo) Fabbri, Jewelry Designer & Metalsmith
BEHIND OUR PROCESS
All of our pieces are individually hand-fabricated from start to finish. Taking raw materials, we transform them through heat and forging to create their final forms. Using abrasives, we clean and polish each piece before tumbling them to ensure strength, shine, and smoothness. Each gemstone is set individually before the final jewelry piece is complete. The jewelry you receive has been entirely transformed from a sheet or wire into its final form.
Do you know where your jewelry is coming from? We do.
Social responsibility is important to us. We believe in ethically made products, fair trade conditions, supporting other small businesses like ours, and using recycled materials whenever possible. We strive to contribute to sustainability and do our part to minimize waste.
Some of the eco-friendly practices in our studio include:
- Toxic chemical reduction through use of least hazardous products
- Recycling metal scraps to re-use and use of recycled metals
- Recycled packaging materials
- Appropriate disposal of hazardous materials
- Conservation of energy and fuel practices