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GENUINE Vintage Engagement Rings - it can be an ordeal finding the perfect one. From classic solitaires, gorgeous rose cut diamonds, toi et moi, art deco, whatever decade was meant for your finger (or even if you have no idea which yet!)... I'd love to find it for you. For engagement ring budgets anywhere from $2K-$100K at no extra cost over retail price -- your one of a kind ring comes complete with complimentary certified appraisal + insured US shipping.
Hi I'm Leanne!
I started Humans We Love after a long existential adventure trying to figure out why running my last label nearly killed me when it was a dream come true. And what I really really needed more of in my life. Instead of trying to fit myself into a goal, creating a sustainable life that considers my humanity. And then how to translate that into an actual business model.
So the two things that really fill me up are : Creating art, with my hands, slowly, inefficiently - with tons of room to play, to get lost in the moment. I figured this out from painting a dresser, which turned into an art grant to paint a mural in Chinatown. Painting is inefficient, and so is making a wedding gown by hand. And yet, there's no other way to do it right.
And - finding beautiful often undiscovered things, and seeing their future life in my mind. This it turns out is my other favorite thing. I always loved sourcing textiles -- but normally it happens once a season and is super limited to make a full production run of the same styles. With HWL tho, I source materials constantly -- unique trim, ways of making fit of otherwise unfitting pieces - and it turns out discovering vintage jewelry has been the same. There is so much beauty to explore, and then share with you what I see, and then see if off to a new life.
Our full alternative engagement ring collection - including gorgeous handmade rings of ethical materialsView all
Here's a little secret
The original business plan for Humans We Love was for ethical wedding jewelry I would design. As I explored new ideas for a career, I assumed that Ethical Jewelry Designer was an obvious direction for an Ethical Fashion Designer. Right? So I enrolled in a jewelry making class -- and I could not have been MORE bored or frustrated. Some things are just not meant for us -- jewelry making is a combination of blacksmith, artist, chemist. I am scared of many things like fire and drills and as much as I LOVED school, also I nearly failed chemistry class.
What's funny tho is two things happened next: 1. I didn't get a female entrepreneurship grant I applied for for this business plan. 2. I had added "wedding gowns" to the end of the business model as a "well, if people want them, I can add them to this business sure!" Obviously I wanted to- but I didn't allow myself to want to design fashion again yet. 3. When I was surveying the ethical jewelry market I found myself exploring jewelry for hours on end. 4. When I checked out my first vintage jewelry auction, it overtook me. And that led to creating this vintage jewelry collection which I'm so excited to share with you!