In 1991, against the backdrop of the sun, sand and surf of Southern California, Dogeared was born.  The originator of “word” jewelry, Dogeared’s founder Marcia Maizel-Clarke recognized the need for jewelry that speaks and believed that jewelry could be both beautiful and meaningful.  The style is modern and versatile, inspired by California’s free spirited, natural beauty. Designs range from subtle classics to eclectic, unexpected statements, all designed in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness. Each piece is infused with positive energy and made to order in our Southern California studio. Dogeared’s unique, custom jewels regularly appear on the hottest celebs, in fashion and lifestyle publications, in movies, on television, and on the red carpet.

A core component of Dogeared’s mission has always been to put positive, peaceful and loving energy into the world…by handcrafting everything locally, employing sustainable business practices wherever possible and partnering with non-profit organizations who share a vision of a better world.

In 2011, Dogeared became a certified B-Corporation – joining a community of companies dedicated to creating a better way to do business to be the best for the world and “B the change.”  The goal of B-Corporations is to redefine success in business by providing equality of opportunity, a healthy environment, strong communities and work with dignity and purpose.