Launched in 2018 by Laura Chavez, Lark & Berry was born out of a taste for the unique, a desire to do things differently and a hope to disrupt the jewelry industry just a little bit.
It all started when Laura saw how difficult it was to buy good quality jewelry. The beautiful, high-quality pieces were way out of her budget and the origins of the diamonds were often unclear. The affordable jewelry, on the other hand, was mainly made with plated metals or lower quality diamonds (dark or with lots of inclusions), mostly from unclear sources - and sometimes, they were not even real diamonds at all. To her, that was not fun!
Laura began to look for an opportunity to fill the gap in the market - this suddenly became possible when she discovered the innovation of cultured diamonds and the ethical value they deliver. Using cultured stones would allow for a transparency impossible to attain with mined diamonds. The impact on the environment in using cultured diamonds was also much lower, which would in turn help Lark & Berry invest now to create a sustainable future.
Thanks to this discovery, from the beginning, Lark & Berry was able to focus on creating beautiful, high-quality yet sustainable pieces of jewelry that do not break your wallet.
While Lark & Berry very much looks to the future, there is some cool history to the name.
When learning English as a child, Laura discovered that her favourite species of bird “lark” also meant playful. As she grew up she became a firm believer that what ever we do we should always keep a playful spirit as to enjoy the most out of our every day. When thinking of a name for her jewelry brand, Laura knew this word must be used. However, she also wanted the name to have a connection to her grandmother, the most elegant woman she had ever met; also the first woman Laura ever saw with a collection of jewels.
She then remembered a pendant her grandmother gifted her, which resembled a berry. Voila, the name Lark & Berry was born.