Jessica and Ian Rogel formed J+I jewelry in 1999. For over 20 years, each piece has been handmade in their studio in the heart of Philadelphia. Self-taught in the art of jewelry fabrication, Ian's fascination with metals was born from a schooling in geology and a desire to work with his hands. Rogel is inspired by the beauty, history, and mythology of precious metals. As he shapes these materials into jewelry, he combines them with other materials that have a story to tell: gemstones from the earth and pearls from the ocean. The studio is filled with the sound of hammers and sanders as each piece is skillfully crafted by the talented team of J+I jewelers.