Based in Boulder, Colorado, Elyria Jewels creates unique, contemporary jewelry for women with eclectic taste and a passion for adornment. Using time-honored techniques, we hammer, solder, file, set, and polish handcrafted works of art to be worn every day, or for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Elisa is Elyria’s president and creative director, and as the company’s principal designer, she selects all gemstones for the line by hand. Her designs are a fusion of industrial and bohemian, with a contemporary look all their own. Kate, Elyria’s goldsmith, brings these designs to life. With over 15 years at the bench, Kate expertly crafts jewelry meant to be enjoyed for years and handed down to the next generation.
Elisa founded Elyria in 1996 as an import company specializing in rare and unusual Tahitian pearls. She spent over a decade on the wholesale side of the gem business, buying and selling pearls in Hong Kong, the South Pacific, and Hawaii. Over the last ten years, Elyria evolved into the jewelry design company that it is today, with its focus on unique gemstones and pearls, excellent craftsmanship, and handmade detail. Elisa holds a BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as certificates in Diamond Grading and Pearl Grading from the Gemological Institute of America.