Transforming metal into wearable self-expressions.
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.
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.
The environment is important to us and so is the culture of local and small business. We use raw materials that are created in the US. We purchase recycled materials whenever possible and do our best to support other small businesses. All metals used are 100% recycled. We always strive to purchase the highest quality to ensure beautiful and long lasting jewelry.
EST. 2019Our Story
"Growing up, I was super obsessed with crafting; I was especially fond of crafting miniature objects. I loved doll houses and even created an entire tiny town (millennial here so computers weren't a thing yet). I have always had sensitive skin and one time managed to break out in rashes and hives for an entire week due to a necklace. This prompted me towards a lot of research, which of course led me down a jewelry rabbit hole.
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 because I know I wouldn't want to wear less than the best. 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.
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 (without rashes and hives of course)."
♥ Lauren (Lo) Fabbri, Jewelry Designer & Metalsmith
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