J & I Jewelry is designed by Ian Gibson and completely handmade in a wonderful studio in the heart of Philadelphia. Completely self taught in the art of jewelry fabrication, Ian's fascination with metals formed from a schooling in geology and a desire to work with his hands. Combining precious metals with gemstones and pearls, he seems to create designs which are organic and have an artisan essence. His commitment to his craft is never ending and his creations mirror this evolution. After settling their traveling bags down, Jessica and Ian founded J & I Jewelry in 1999. They are joined in the Philadelphia studio by a talented staff of local artisans. The studio is filled with the sound of hammers, sanders and laughter, and every person makes each piece as if it were a gift for someone dear to them.