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About Us

Jewelry is the medium where I manifest visions and hopes into an artistic craftsmanship

 

OUR FOUNDER

Combining Istanbul’s Middle-Eastern influence with modern aesthetics of New York, Meri Lou Jewelry is handcrafting elegant heirlooms using 14K ecological gold and bringing earth as an ornament of inspiration.

Meri Lou Jewelry is an elegant, earth-oriented, poetic gold fine jewelry brand created by New York & Istanbul-based designer Meri Kohen Gershman. The work is deeply rooted in sustainable practices while respecting Meri Lou’s master craftsmen at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. The brand perpetuates timeless 14-kt gold into poetic, uninhibited pieces that convey a narrative in action.

Prior to founding Meri Lou Jewelry in 2020, Meri had an extensive career in the fashion industry, designing soft accessories for brands like Topshop, Zara, and H&M, among others.
Meri Lou Jewelry Pieces have been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveler and many others, some of our bestseller pieces has been shown on NYFW 2022.

 

  

 

OUR VALUES

Sustainability:

Meri Lou Jewelry pieces are made from 14kt gold sourced exclusively from Istanbul Gold Refinery that has Good Delivery Refinery Status certified by COMEX, LMBA and DMCC. At all stages of production, Meri Lou Jewelry prioritizes environmental care.  There is very little waste created during our jewelry-making process. Any cut-offs from our castings go back into our raw materials mix to be reused in the next product, ensuring a sustainable approach at each step.

 

 

Artisanality:

At Meri Lou Jewelry 100% of our products are handcrafted by only 5 artisan craftsmen in Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. We control each step of production to achieve the highest and most consistent quality.


We only use silver and gold at Meri Lou Jewelry atelier. So we ensure the high quality products as well as to seek to minimize the environmental impact. We do not use Nickel and Cobalt as they are carcinogenic, potential allergens and harmful to human body.

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