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, Meri worked in the fashion industry designing soft accessories for prominent fashion brands including Zara, H&M, Topshop, etc.
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.
Quality & Craftsmanship
Our jewelry is manufactured at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey by professional craftsmen with years of experience. We control each step of production to achieve the highest and most consistent quality.
Our supply chain is carefully selected based on our ethical values of work. Our gold and diamonds are supplied from factories with sustainable practices.
We believe we can profit and have a fruitful business if we care for our environment and our people. With that in mind we built a team with diverse cultures and we believe everyone’s different social and ethnic backgrounds are adding different taste to our final talismans. We also presented our collections on models from various skin colors and we think this brought our collection an enriched look.
Our featured styles are Human and Holding Hands which honor our founding values. Meri Lou Jewelry stands for Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, principles that drive decisions for the company every step of the way.
After working for nearly two decades with the most prominent global chains, I am delighted to apply the same commitments to social and ethical principles with my jewelry line.