Dogeared Jewels & Gifts, based out of Venice, CA was founded by Marcia Maizel-Clarke in 1991. Clarke was a buyer for Macy’s while she started creating her own line of simple, inspired jewelry. Before long, she was selling her own line to several Macy’s stores and swap meets.
Dogeared features a wide variety of inspirational necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. Each piece has its own unique message, of which there are many: Peace, love, dream, BFFs, you name it.
Dogeared’s designs are all small and simple, yet powerful. These creations are perfect for gift giving, as Dogeared also has specific items for moms, daughters, and girlfriends, as well as occasions—birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and so on.
As a female, and one that makes jewelry in her spare time, I can tell you that there is definitely something for everyone from this company, whose catalog is available online at www.dogeared.com. Dogeared designs offer a wide variety of prices and designs, making it unique among jewelry sellers. Offering several options for every budget, prices start at $22 and go up to $172, and most items are available in gold and silver.
Check out the Karma Necklace ($50 – $172, depending on metals and gems), a beautiful and simple necklace with a circle in the center, and a sweet little reminder that “What goes around, comes around…wear your necklace as a reminder to keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving.”
The Gold Dipped Peace Bracelet ($38) features a simple gold peace sign tied off with a thin, single, buttery leather strap and clasp. The simplicity of its message is clear while entertaining many different meanings within its realm. The Grace Necklace ($72) is a bit more on the spendy side, but features a tiny pair of silver angel wings and an even tinier gold heart, suspended from an equally tiny silver ball chain.
The company also gives back. Their Make a Wish to Stomp out Breast Cancer necklace ($30) features a tiny little wishbone that hangs from a pink string, and 100% of its proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Additionally, Clarke and her husband donate to and support One Voice (www.onevoice-la.org), a Santa Monica charity that assists families living in poverty.
Dogeared’s philosophy is, “We make products we are proud of, we work with people we admire, and everything is about team. We respect everyone’s opinion, and people are proud and excited to be a part of what we do everyday.”