Designer Rebecca Zeijdel-Paz of Beck Jewels grew up in the island of Curaçao, where the pace of life follows the laid-back beat of the Caribbean Sea. Established in Brooklyn, the label is founded on the slow rhythm of the designer’s hometown and the belief that true quality takes time and is the result of both enduring, sustainable materials and meticulous craftsmanship. True everyday luxuries that you’ll wear forever, each Beck Jewels piece is made to order by Rebecca herself, together with her team of two women artists.
Pearls and gemstones are the center of all Beck Jewels collections. Rebecca likes to include them because they are reminiscent of her hometown, and because of their healing properties and energies. You can expect to find aventurine, a stone of luck and balance; amethyst, which relieves stress, and the calming energy of mother of pearl in many of Beck’s creations. Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda have already fallen for the label’s Caribbean-meets-the-big-city vibe, and many of Becks’ hoop earrings and chokers have already become classics.
SUSTAINABILITY AS A WAY OF LIFE
Rebecca believes true sustainability is the result of making better choices each day, from adhering to ecological practices to nourishing local talent. It’s also about crafting pieces that will last forever with timeless design and excellent quality. In the same way, the team understands that the hands that make a jewel leave behind traces of themselves, which is why they instill positivity into every piece they craft. Looking to minimize their impact on the environment, the label uses only responsibly sourced gemstones and pearls, while their metals are manufactured in the U.S. in a solar-powered facility. They make it a priority to work with recycled metals, including all sterling silver and most 14k gold-filled metals. They even mail their orders in recycled papier-mâché boxes made from flour and water paste.
Just as my creations are a reflection of who I am, my hope is that they also become chapters in the story of your lives.
— Rebecca Zeijdel-Paz