With the company motto "a life in vintage" we aspire to keep the treasures of yesterday with us today in an updated and stylish fashion. Findings was born in 2007 after owner and designer Joanna Madden took a jewelry making class in New York City for fun. After taking home what she learned from this experience Joanna began to play around with creating her own bracelets. This lead her to design the "Original" charm bracelet, the piece that is the foundation of a jewelry line which has since amassed to over 100 styles of necklaces, bracelets, earrings etc.
The idea to utilize vintage components to make modern jewelry began with Joanna's lifetime of love for collecting antiques, a trait she acquired from her mother Kathe who owned vintage shops for many years. With a degree in fashion merchandising and a love for all things vintage it only seems natural that Joanna would start a career in designing jewelry for the modern woman who loves the story of things from the past.
Each piece of Findings jewelry is handmade in our New Jersey based studio, and utilizes a wide range of vintage components. From keys, brooches, coins, pearls, buttons, and chain everything we create is one-of-a-kind in it's own right. We use some new chains and clasps to ensure the quality of each jewelry item is top notch, but the statement elements are always truly vintage.
In the years Findings has been in business, we have traveled the country to retail and wholesale tradeshows, such as AmericasMart in Atlanta and the Country Living Fairs in NY, OH, GA, TN and more (for a complete list of shows and dates we are attending this year see On the Road). After ten years of growth, travel, and experience in business we took a new opportunity to open our first brick and mortar and studio space in Manasquan, New Jersey.