Jivita's jewelry is an exploration of functionality and beauty. Each piece is hand fabricated using traditional metalsmithing techniques and then molded and cast in downtown Los Angeles using recycled and reclaimed silver.
Jivita learned her craft at California State University, Long Beach where she earned a degree in Metal Arts. Starting on her own in 2002, her work is now divided into three distinct but very interchangable collections.
Vaya, a collection about raw texture and contrast combines gold-fil with oxidized sterling silver and precious gems for a lux, earthy, modern look.
Mojave, a collection that has been growing for nearly a decade is a body of sterling silver work that is inspired by the Southern California landscape.
One of a kind work is just that. Each season, a group of work inspired by unique stones and raw textures, is created. Every piece is made by hand from basic sheet and wire and paired with hand selected stones. No mold is made so no two are ever alike. Jivita also does custom work, specializing in wedding rings, family rings and anniversary jewelry.
Born in Dordrecht, Holland of French and Amercan parents, Jivita's life was instilled early on with a love of travel, art and architecture. Moving to Southern California, her family spent many weekends and holidays camping and taking road trips all over the west. She continues in this tradition with her husband, two boys and their dog. When not traveling she spends her days working in the studio, reading, listening to music, enjoying the company of her amazing studio mates and being awed by the subtle beauties of everyday life.