Joli Jewelry was started by Jody Lyons in 1984. Inspired by her love of the styles of the 1920's-1960's and her childhood fascination with her mother's and grandmother's jewelry boxes, she began designing pieces for herself while still in college. She was soon discovered by local shop owners in the West Village of Manhattan and began creating her jewelry line. Years later she pursued her interest in psychology in graduate school at Columbia Univerisity but was compelled to return to jewelry design. Today her jewelry is sold in boutiques, specialty stores and museum shops around the US, Hong Kong, the UK and Europe.
Jody's mission is to share her love and interest in original, old materials with color and texture--recycling, upcycling, reusing, whenever possible, what already exists to create modern, environmentally friendly pieces with a nod to history. The mix of components includes vintage original plastics (like celluloid and Bakelite), old metal findings and chains, French enamels, mother of pearl pieces, glass, buttons, buckles, perfume bottle top crystals, purse openers as well as cultural parts, and semiprecious materials.
Today, Jody still designs everything in the line. The small production runs are handmade in our Carmel, California studio.
Thank you for your interest in Joli Jewelry® and, as always, we hope you feel great wearing our jewelry and that it inspires you to connect with others and have fun with fashion and color!