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Fine jewelry can often seem like an opaque and intimidating sphere, and we want to break open the barrier. Welcome on in – no imposing jewelry cases or pushy  sales associates here. We’re here to educate, discuss, and clarify gemstone education, industry jargon, and debated subjects.

For us, jewelry has always been deeply personal. Glinting, fine metals, and gorgeous gems  that remind us on a daily basis of our accomplishments, identity, and the people who fill our lives with love. In short, we think jewelry adds more than a bit of sparkle to life, and we’re passionate about passing this gift forward to you.

As a certified gemologist, with over 10 years’ experience working with master goldsmiths and designers throughout the United States, our founder, Chelsey Bartrum, is dedicated to ensuring each Starling piece is carefully crafted to stand the test of time. We partner with talented artisans to handcraft every piece locally in Los Angeles and walk with you in designing modern, heirloom pieces. We want you to feel ownership of the process, to feel embedded in the story behind your jewelry.

That’s why we’re launching Starling’s Out of the Glass Case series. Fine jewelry can often seem like an opaque and intimidating sphere, and we want to break open the barrier. Welcome on in – no imposing jewelry cases or pushy  sales associates here. We’re here to educate, discuss, and clarify gemstone education, industry jargon, and debated subjects.

To kick things off, we’re starting with a conversation around the dark side of sparkle and how we can fight to change things. You can propel positive change with every purchase. So while the whisperings of labor exploitation and environmental abuse in fine jewelry supply chains are true. Change is also on the horizon as conscious consumers like yourself become in-the-know on industry practices. And together, we utilize sparkle, to bring more joy, care, and beauty into the world.  Stay tuned as we dive in deeper.