Welcome! My name is Olivia (Liv) and I am the Owner and Designer of Liv Jewelry, a handmade jewelry line based in Montreal, Canada.
My love for jewelry started at a very young age when my first memories were playing dress up and dowsing myself in my Grandfather’s vintage jewelry. He had a jewelry company from the 1960s-70s in NYC and I'm lucky he kept so much and it's been passed down to me. I would also go through my Grandmother’s Hawaiian jewelry collection full of shells and wooden beads from when they lived in Kauai. The other side of my family is Italian and I also grew up surrounded by Mediterranean inspired jewelry - lots of ornate gold, religious symbols, and gems. All of that jewelry sparked so much creativity in me. As a child, I would spend most of my time in my room making simple bracelets and necklaces for fun and here I am full circle still making jewelry!
Jewelry and fashion were always a part of my interests. I took courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology NYC, Parsons Paris, and interned at Condé Nast Publications all before the age of 20. I took soldering classes in the evenings after school and worked for a jewelry distributer after graduating college. I then transitioned to working in PR and event planning in the fashion and art industries for 7 years in both Montreal and California.
I moved back home after living in Southern California for most of my 20s and felt stuck in the transition not knowing what my next path should be...and was frankly a little bored. I come from a long line of family entrepreneurs and was inspired by them and so I decided it was time to start my own thing! I wanted to do something I genuinely loved and that wouldn’t feel like ‘work’. What came to mind? Handmade jewelry.
Liv Jewelry Inc.’s aesthetic is a true reflection of who I am. My designs have a fusion of California-Mediterranean coastal style that’s flirty, dainty, and summery...but with a vintage twist. I love going to antique stores and finding unique vintage beads/charms and mixing it with solid gold, gold filled, vermeil, and sterling silver materials. Many of my pieces are eco-friendly and are limited in stock due to using one-of-a-kind vintage and upcycled materials. My love for antiques and vintage jewelry is no joke! I’ve been to Antique Roadshow twice and I have American Pickers on in the background at all times while making jewelry.
When I’m not in my jewelry-making studio (*cough* my living room) you can find me at a hot yoga studio, snuggling my family dog Teddy, or traveling back and forth from Montreal to Los Angeles.
Liv Jewelry uses eco-friendly packaging and is 100% plastic free.