L.Greenwalt Jewelry, formerly known as Loop Jewelry, was founded in Portland, Oregon during the fall of 2012.
Lauren Greenwalt, native to Colorado but a Portlander at heart, has had a life-long love affair with color and texture. An imaginative, artistic child born into an artistic family, painting and drawing were always second nature to her. However, she realized one day that a three dimensional medium was a better fit for her creative urges. Jewelry design comes naturally as the perfect medium, in that it allows her to combine a love of classic elegance with playful, quirky symmetry.
In 2018 L.Greenwalt was able to welcome the very talented Kieron Thomas, making L.Greenwalt Jewelry a wife and husband team.
Designer / Maker, Lauren Greenwalt, and Co-Owner / Maker / Artist, Kieron Thomas.
Inspiration for L.Greenwalt Jewelry stems strongly from the geometric motifs of the Art Deco era and the sensuous fluidity of Art Nouveau creations. Each piece incorporates nuances from the past—but with a new twist. The result is a channeling of classical designs with Lauren's own artistic vision added, making L.Greenwalt Jewelry not just an item of personal adornment but a piece of art as well.
As makers, we have a choice in what materials we source and what practices we instill which have the least impact on our environment and the world around us.
L.Greenwalt Jewelry is moving forward for the better and investing in more sustainable materials, while also embracing sustainable practices, and - investing in companies and NGO's that are in alignment with our moral compass.
With their permission, we donate 5% of all sales from our Hearts + Abalone line to The Bail Project. These funds are calculated once a month and donated online straight to this NGO.
With their permission, we donate 5% of all sales from our Rainbows line to The Sentencing Project. These funds are calculated once a month and donated online straight to this NGO.
With their permission, we donate 5% of all sales from our Sea Shapes line to The Ocean Conservancy. These funds are calculated once a month and donated online straight to this NGO.
All sterling silver used is sourced responsibly (ethically mined) & or with the majority being composed of recycled sterling. Our Gold fill may also include up to 85% recycled gold.
Shipping Supplies and Materials
Divested from Uline
In 2020 we divested from Uline. We found that their investments were not aligned with our ethics. We are now purchasing all shipping supplies from EcoEnclose and Paper Mart.
No more bubble mailers!
~*International and Domestic Orders are shipped using biodegradable / recyclable materials. We use either cardboard boxes from paper mart, flat rate priority boxes from USPS or recycled padded paper mailers from Ecoenclose. We do not use bubble wrap. *Unfortunately international orders require a plastic invoice sleeve on the outside of their orders so this part is not biodegradable, but may be recyclable depending on your region.
~Our shipping tape is also plant based, renewable and biodegradable!
~Jewelry boxes are made from 95% recycled materials, and are recyclable, less interior padding. To keep your jewelry from tarnishing, we recommend storing your jewelry in your L.Greenwalt Jewelry box.
The L.Greenwalt Jewelry studio uses biodegradable gloves, biodegradable zip lock bags and participates in scrap recycling with unused and left over metals, in addition to recycling responsibly in the L.Greenwalt Jewelry office.
All L.Greenwalt Jewelry is vegan. What does this mean? We do not use animal products in our jewelry, or in the production of our jewelry. That includes pearls, leather, bone etc, from our carving wax when creating a design to our buffing compound when polishing a piece of jewelry.