Philosophy

Your skin deserves better.

In 2009, Katy Kippen launched Grayling with two driving principals.

Refreshing comfort. Thoughtful design. 

They've been our trademark for ten years and counting.

Grayling Philosophy

OUR MISSION

For ten years, Grayling has been committed to creating modern nickel-free jewelry that is safe everyone, including people with sensitive skin. With an estimated 15-20% of humans allergic to nickel (including our Founder Katy), it's an exhilarating approach. We believe everyone should be able to wear jewelry without having to worry about toxic chemicals.

But it's not just about comfort. It's about the designs, too. Versatile, easy to travel with (and a cinch to mix and match!) we make jewelry that feels good

When Katy launched Grayling, she made a conscious decision to hand-make our jewelry in the U.S. which creates local jobs and assures our pieces are of the highest quality. We don't mass produce, and everything is still made by hand, one piece at a time. 

No factories. No assembly lines. Just a small group of artisans that care about every single piece that leaves our studio.

Grayling Jewelry Philosophy

OUR TEAM

We are a close-knit team and believe in having fun in life at work and beyond (we drop everything for mimosas)! Grayling is a healthy, safe and engaging work environment. Every employee is protected by the Bureau of Labor and Industry as well as laws set forth by the state of Oregon. Every employee is paid at or above minimum wage and receives paid time off after one year of employment. Managers are eligible for health insurance and retirement benefits. 
 

Grayling Philosophy

SOURCING & MATERIALS

We love to see you shine, and we'll settle for nothing less than the best. That's why we use incredibly brilliant, highly-faceted crystals and lustrous crystal pearls from coveted houses like Swarovski to make our baubles shine. 

But the beauty of our bling is more than skin deep. We source the majority of our raw materials from U.S. based suppliers. Our production team works with third-party verified recycled metals that are eco-friendly whenever possible. We value the long-standing relationships we've established with family-owned plating houses, chain makers, and distributors around the U.S. 

At Grayling, we care about your health (and ours). We will not use cheap metal fillers such as cadmium, lead or nickel in our jewelry. We adhere to strict quality control standards so everyone can feel safe and comfortable wearing our handmade pieces.

Grayling Philosophy

OUR COMMUNITY

Jewelry is more than just an accessory—it's a reflection of individuality, confidence, and inner beauty. That's why we've been offering accessible prices from day one. We want all people to be able to find something that makes them feel perfectly adorned without blowing their budget. 

We're also all about community. Grayling is proud to donate thousands of dollars every year to local and national organizations, including animal sanctuaries, women's rights organizations and shelters, orphanages, and clean water programs.

Carried in dozens of upscale boutiques and gift stores and beloved by celebrities (Courteney Cox and Amanda Seyfried are fans), Grayling is where elegance meets every day. 

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