Julez Bryant is the ultimate arbiter of California cool. Her designs embody the casual glamour of the SoCal life: a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a little bit of luxe and a laid back ethos. Julez founded her brand in 2003 after a boutique owner spotted a necklace she had fashioned and inquired if she had any to sell. Julez’s underground operation soon turned into a full-fledged career. A self-taught jeweler and goldsmith, Julez built her own studio in her hometown of Carlsbad, where every piece is still forged by hand. Her designs are beloved by Hollywood stars and fashion cognoscenti alike. A believer in giving back, Julez, a cancer survivor, donates a portion of her company’s proceeds each year to causes close to her heart such as 9/11 and women’s rare cancers. Her daughter and son both work alongside her in her California studio.
IN HER WORDS
“My aesthetic is always metal driven, 100 percent. I’ve always been drawn to it. I’m pretty girly by nature, but what comes out in my design is always a little bit of grit and grace. My jewelry has grit to it and strength to it, but it’s soft and meaningful for women. The whole collection is based on layering. I’ve designed it so that women don’t wear just one piece. It’s meant to be worn with different pieces—some shiny, some satin, some rose gold, some yellow gold, a little pop of white gold. I believe that jewelry is tactile, so when I work with jewelry or stones it tells me what it should be.”
WHAT WE LOVE
What is it about Julez Bryant’s designs that make us lust after every piece? She has a knack for creating casually chic pieces with just the right amount of edge. Her necklaces, bracelets and earrings slip seamlessly into your wardrobe, becoming part of your daily uniform and fashion identity. We love how the collection is built on layering. Thanks to the range of gold hues and shapes that she features, her designs complement one other in an organic way that feels and looks effortless. No one can buy just one.