Story

   Growing up on the rugged coast of Maine taught Amanda to cherish the immense power and beauty of nature. After her first metalsmithing class in 2001, that love took shape in her hands. She started Amanda K Lockrow jewelry shortly after graduating with a BFA in metalsmithing from Syracuse University.

Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in Los Angeles using mostly recycled metal. Amanda's signature hammered textures, her knowledge of stones, her craftsmanship, and her love of the details create jewelry she hopes her customers will wear to support their bold, beautiful lives.

Amanda hopes her jewelry will be worn along on lots of adventures big and small.

From an early age, Amanda was drawn to spirituality, meditation, and yoga. Now she's putting that passion into practice. She is a level 2 reiki practitioner and meditation teacher.

After Amanda fell in love with metalsmithing she discovered that one of her ancestors was a sword maker in Japan in the early 1500's. Someday she hopes to go to Japan to learn more about these ancient techniques.

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Brand Values
                                              Amanda is also constantly working to make her footprint on this planet as gentle as possible in her own life and her business. 
What this means for AKL:
  • choosing packaging that is reused, recycled, compostable and more earth friendly. If your package comes with bubble wrap it is reused and we encourage you to reuse it again. 
  • working with recycled metals as much as possible and working with suppliers who are working to make their processes as eco friendly as possible
  • keeping production handmade, local and American made, by choosing to create in small batches we create less waste and support our local economy.
  • more responsible sourcing of stones as we continues to learn more, and valuing relationships with our suppliers, cutters and miners. Many we have worked with for over 10 years.
  • using post-consumer recycled diamonds, they've be repurposed from vintage jewelry.
  • AKL will continue to strive to be more and more earth friendly.
Amanda believes in giving back and has chosen these charities and a few more to donate to during 2021. There are so many charities we support and love but for AKL we choose ones that focus on the environment, mental health and equity for all. She also donates to local school and charity auctions regularly.