Our Handmade Jewelry Process


Crafting Ethically: Our Handmade Jewelry Process 


Welcome to our ZÉNAÏS world, where every piece of jewelry is a testament to our commitment to ethical sourcing and artisanal craftsmanship. Nestled in the heart of Athens, Greece, our workshop is a hub of creativity, where passion for design meets a dedication to ethical practices. Here's a glimpse into how our exquisite handmade jewelry comes to life.


1. Ethical Sourcing:

At the core of our values is the belief that beauty should not come at the expense of our planet or its people. We exclusively use 925 silver and 14k gold, ensuring the highest quality materials that stand the test of time. Our commitment to sustainability extends to sourcing these precious metals locally, minimizing our carbon footprint and supporting the community we call home.

2. Local Craftsmanship:

Each piece of jewelry is meticulously crafted using the lost wax casting technique—a traditional method that has been passed down through generations. Our skilled artisans in Athens bring their expertise and a deep love for their craft to every creation. By choosing local craftsmanship, we not only celebrate the rich heritage of Greek jewelry making but also invest in the livelihoods of our community.

3. The Lost Wax Casting Technique:

Our designs are born through the intricate and time-honored lost wax casting technique. This method allows for unparalleled precision and detail, ensuring that every piece is a unique work of art. From concept to creation, our team of artisans pours their skill and passion into each step of the process, resulting in jewelry that tells a story of artistry and dedication.

4. Recycling for a Sustainable Future:

At our ZÉNAÏS workshop, sustainability is not just a goal; it's a commitment. We take pride in recycling the metal that doesn't find its way into our final creations. By doing so, we contribute to a circular economy, reducing waste and minimizing our environmental impact. Moreover, a significant portion of the metal we use is sourced from recycled silver 925 or 14k gold, reinforcing our dedication to ethical and eco-conscious practices. 

5. Transparency and Fair Practices:

We believe in transparency at every stage of our production. Our commitment to fair labor practices ensures that every artisan involved in the creation of our jewelry is treated with respect and compensated fairly. By choosing one of our ZÉNAÏS pieces, you're not just acquiring a piece of jewelry; you're supporting a system built on fairness and equity.

6. Packaging with Purpose:

Our responsibility doesn’t end with the creation of beautiful jewelry. We extend our commitment to sustainability to our packaging. Every piece is carefully packaged in eco-friendly materials, reflecting our dedication to reducing waste and leaving a positive impact on the environment.



Thank you for choosing to be a part of our journey towards responsible and meaningful jewelry.