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Who we are

Founded in 2012, Northwood Designs and Handcrafts Fine Jewelry with a Focus on Ethical Materials

Our design philosophy is simple: Create individual fine jewelry made from ethical materials that will last a lifetime and become heirloom pieces.

Our Materials

Conscientiously Chosen

We’ve created our jewelry line to take the guesswork out of making conscientious jewelry choices. Each of our pieces is beautifully designed with ethically sourced materials so that you can shop our collections with ease and wear your jewelry proudly, knowing that it’s been crafted with conflict-free precious metals and gemstones.

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Our Ethos

Changing The Standard of Jewelry

We believe the future of jewelry is personalized to the individual, and is not focused on the carat weight of the diamond or the dollar amount of the bill. To us, the future is colorful and inclusive, non-gendered and non-conformist. 

It is a future of global citizens who care about the origins of their materials, the livelihood of the craftsman, and the permanence of the items they purchase.

Our Process

The Questions We Ask Ourselves

Each piece we design has three basic considerations before it begins

Materials

Are the materials sourced ethically? Will the materials chosen last in the intended use? Can a similar design be made with alternatives that are more earth-friendly?

Design

Is this design original in some way, does it bring something new to a popular style that is unlike anything else available? Does it represent the intended wearer?

Craftsmanship

Is the design wearable? Has beauty and/or style been put above form and function? If so, how do we modify it to meet both criteria and be enjoyable to wear?

Our Story

Meet The Hills

Best friends and co-founders, Allan and Laurel Hill, met while working in the same hotel. They were married two years later, and have worked side-by-side together ever since.

Northwood started as an Etsy store selling rings made entirely from wood in 2012, but quickly grew in popularity.

As the business grew, so did the interests of the Hills. Allan went to California to learn lost-wax-casting and started working in gold and precious metals, while Laurel took up Computer Aided Design and 3d Printing in order to bring more complex styles to Northwood.

Today they've opened a full-service Jewelry store in their local community and focus on custom design for customers around the globe and close to home.

Our Team

How We Get It Done

Laurel Hill

Co-Founder | Designer

In 2017 Laurel became a certified CAD jewelry designer to further her abilities. Soon after, Northwood added a 3D printer to their toolset and the design possibilities became almost limitless.

Allan Hill

Co-Founder | Goldsmith

First studying in California on lost wax casting in 2016, Allan has since honed his skills in gemsetting and jewelry repairs to become a well-rounded bench jeweler capable of many design styles.

Kristina Veres

Head Artist

Starting with Northwood in 2017, Kristina quickly became the head artist on making and finishing our jewelry. Her passion for the finer details has helped Northwood come to define quality in our niche of gold & wood jewelry

Sacha Smith

Office Administrator

Sacha keeps us organized and makes customer care look effortless. Her creative personality has her learning all she can about jewelry, trends, and how our items are made - and that knowledge is invaluable as she helps our customers navigate their own special purchases.

Parker Hill

Lovable Shop Dog

Parker keeps us all smiling with her sweet nature and free cuddles. She's always willing to help anyone finish their lunch. Her favourite part of the day is when the UPS driver comes to pick up the packages. He always brings a treat, and she thinks that's the best!

Best Selling Collections

Shop Our Best Collections

See the beauty for yourself. Find your perfect ring or get inspired to create your own custom design.