IMPASSIONED BY TIMELESS SILHOUETTES WITH A MODERN LUST FOR BOLD LINES, SLEEK MOVEMENTS, AND GLIMMERING FLASHES, ÖUGIE WILL WRAP YOU IN A GOLDEN REVERIE THAT EVOLVES INTO YOUR SECOND SKIN
I. OUR BODIES ARE SACRED AND DESTINED TO BE ADORNED.
II. WEAR LUXURY. WEAR ART. CELEBRATE IT.
III. WE BELIEVE IN CULTIVATING A SECOND SKIN BY CURATING A FINE JEWELRY WARDROBE FULL OF PIECES YOU FREQUENT OVER AND OVER, FOREVER.
IV. THERE IS WARMTH AND NARRATION IN PASSING HEIRLOOMS ON.
V. WE BELIEVE IN ORGANIC CONNECTIONS, SOULFUL INCLUSIVITY, AND SHARED APPRECIATION; TO MAKE CHOICES THAT THRILL AND FULFILL IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE AND ART.
VI. THERE IS NEVER TOO MUCH GOLD.
ÖUGIE uses only 14k gold and natural diamonds. Our gold is not plated, not filled, and not vermeil because we believe jewelry is an investment and should never have an expiration date by tarnishing or fading over time. We are proud to only use diamonds that are conflict-free, fair trade, and abide by The Kimberly Process. We take pride in working with suppliers that are honest, ethical, and operate using safe and fair labor practices.
QUALITY + EDUCATION
WHAT IS 14K GOLD?
A karat (k) is the measurement of purity. Pure gold is 24k gold, which is
generally too soft to use in most types of jewelry as it can lose shape and wear down. 14k means there are 14 parts pure gold and 10 parts of what is called an alloy, which is a mixture of other hard metals. This blend gives us our final material that is durable enough to sustain a lifetime of daily wear by you and beyond.
14k gold is resilient, hypoallergenic, anti-tarnish, and does not include
harsh chemicals. To be certified as 14k, the amount of gold must always remain at 58%. Our pieces are always pridefully stamped with the seal of 14k.
WHY 14K GOLD?
Born a lover of accessories, my passion for plastic earrings from Claire’s and costume jewelry from my grandma’s jewelry box naturally matured. After years of working in contemporary fashion, with virtually no experience in fine jewelry, I started working for an established jewelry designer. Shortly after being educated on industry practices, I was startled by the realization that I had been buying and re-buying plated and filled jewelry for years, not knowing that with a slightly larger investment I could have those pieces for a lifetime. I (probably literally) ran to my friends to share this news. After throwing out all of my old plated and filled jewelry, which had been in the ever-inevitable tarnishing process, I made it my goal to educate as many people as possible about this phenomenon. ÖUGIE was born.
I believe in luxury, longevity of your investments, and ease-of-wear. There is something fantastic about the process of saving for, choosing, and proudly wearing a piece of fine jewelry. I hope to offer education and the experience of adorning your body to young women and men. To make it attainable, accessible, and important.
Luxury is art, opulence, affluence, enjoyment, a feeling. And honestly, there’s something sensual about the physical weight of being covered in gold… It feels good. Let’s enjoy that. xox