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 sterling silver and 14kt gold fill metals with gemstones and pearls, he seeks to create designs which are organic and have an artisanal essence. His commitment to his craft is never ending and his creations mirror this evolution. After setting their traveling bags down, Jessica and Ian founded J & I Jewelry in 1999. They are joined in their 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.