When you “dog ear” the corner of a book page, it is a reminder of a place you want to return to.
The name Dogeared was born from this idea, that you come back to a piece again and again because it reminds you of the people, places, milestones, and moments.
I love words. From our beginnings of creating on our kitchen table to sell at the Rose Bowl Flea Market to selling around the globe, our jewels are rooted in the power of words and positive energy. From thirty plus years of being a go-to jewelry brand, our Dogeared designs have evolved — some that have a voice, and some that are beautiful jewels to wear and share.
Great style should be effortless, authentic and real. This idea has evolved into Dogeared’s core design philosophy.
Keep it simple, make it special, and create timeless jewelry that celebrates life!Life in Southern California is our greatest inspiration, and the cool, uncomplicated nature of Dogeared designs reflect this modern, laid-back lifestyle.We are grateful that Dogeared is part of what you wear each day.
Creating Responsible Jewelry
We are dedicated to the concept of slow fashion: the design and creation of year-round products made to last. So, your Dogeared will be beautiful now and for decades to come.
Dogeared is committed to supporting team members, our community, and the local economy by making most of our products in the USA. We source from the global creative community with some of our collections, and we note where that is the case. To minimize our environmental impact while maximizing our jewel’s impact, we use recycled sterling silver, recycled packaging and mailers, and keep our products 100% nickel-free.
We also create our designs using the lost wax casting process, an approach that connects the history of ancient jewelry craftsmanship to the modern styles we love today. By using this ancient jewelry making technique, we can ensure that each charm is truly handcrafted and made to last.
A Legacy of Giving
Giving back is what makes Dogeared, well, Dogeared! Since our inception, we’ve created a legacy of good — from our first hire, a single mom living on the streets, to now, becoming a certified B corporation that founds and funds non-profits we believe in. When you wear your Dogeared, you can be proud that you’re representing a company that works daily to learn, create, and be the best we can be.
We became a B corporation in 2011, making us one of the first companies to do so. We’ve always been committed to social and environmental responsibility and we are very proud of this certification. We also joined 1% for the Planet in 2022 to further support organizations that support our world.
In 2017, Dogeared became the official sponsor of the Do Good Bus, a unique and fun community service experience that takes groups on a surprise day-long outing to give back to our Los Angeles community. The Do Good Bus facilitates friendship, positive change, team-building, and creating a ripple effect of good that goes beyond its fall walls.
In 2021, we embarked on our second bus-related journey: we bought a 1971 Volkswagen bus and named her Winni. Winni will serve as a backdrop for The Healing Bus — our new social enterprise that will provide the underserved communities with access to all kinds of healing modalities, advocating for a world where everyone can get the support and understanding they deserve.