Daily Gems & other musings

The History of the viv&ingrid Bonbon Bar

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The inspiration for the original viv&ingrid "Bonbon Box" came from the idea of treating yourself to a box of little luxuries, something we dreamed up in our small upstairs design studio before we opened our flagship shop in Downtown Berkeley...fast forward a few years later, and after we opened viv&ingrid at Oxford Hall, our idea evolved into creating little boxes of edible treats featuring our local friends and artisanal candy creators. The viv&ingrid Bonbon Bar was one of our favorite endeavors, and we loved partnering with different small makers to bring locally made and sustainably sourced products and women-owned businesses...

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Our Signature Gifts & Packaging

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As a design company, every personal detail matters to us!  Each viv&ingrid piece is custom made by hand by a local Bay Area artisan, and when we package each gift, we're doing it with the greatest care and with the most minimal packaging for the smallest impact possible. We know how important and personal your gifts are, and we want to package them in a way that conveys your message - we'll customize them so the recipient has the special experience you envisioned! Is it their 40th birthday?  Celebrating a graduation, baby, or special milestone?  Need a custom length necklace or have...

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Repair and Replace Your Favorite viv&ingrid Jewelry!

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  Did you know?  viv&ingrid offers jewelry repairs on all our designs and half pair replacements! We stand behind every piece of jewelry we design, and will do everything we can to repair your favorite pieces that need a little extra love.  We love being able to bring your collection back to life, while reducing our footprint at the same time. Lost an earring?  No problem!  We also offer half pair replacements at half the cost of a full pair.  Most replacements can be matched to your existing piece by emailing customerservice@vivandingrid.com.   You can send any pieces for repair...

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Little Luxuries with a larger meaning {and a minimal impact}

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For us at viv&ingrid, it's not just about the design of our product, but the entire experience - and our impact throughout the process.   We want to create beautiful pieces that are meaningful while being conscious of the footprint we are leaving behind.  That's why we have shifted to creating less waste as we design and make your pieces, upcycling materials and using biodegradable packaging.    We are always focused on what we can do to improve and minimize our impact on the environment.  We hope you love your viv&ingrid jewelry, whether it's a treat for yourself, a gift...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Phyllis Chan and Suzzie Chung

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YanYan Knits, a premium knitwear brand started by two childhood best friends, has quickly become a top name in sustainable fashion.  We first discovered their line in Women's Wear Daily and have been fans ever since! "Hong Kong-based designers and childhood best friends Phyllis Chan and Suzzie Chung are banking on it with their premium knitwear brand YanYan, which utilizes deadstock and leftover yarns from mills and knitwear factories. The two are aiming to create a youth factor around sustainability, blending grandma elegance with a playful spirit in their designs, and simultaneously touching on hot-button issues facing the fashion industry — including low-waste production, experimental retail strategy, reacting to the pace...

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