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YOU SHOULD KNOW: JEWELRY DESIGNER JUSTINE JONES

JEWELRY BY JUSTINE
JEWELRY BY JUSTINE
Photos and styling by LADYSLIDER

Photos and styling by LADYSLIDER

Justine Jones is the designer behind Jewelry by Justine, established in 1999 in Waikiki. What first started as African-inspired jewelry, this island girl's brand now offers elegant and sleek gold-filled pieces that are perfect for layering. Justine's best-selling piece is her original shark tooth necklace, and though her inspirations are ever-changing in order to keep up with the trends, she always tries to incorporate her signature style in order to create the next "it" piece.

Days before her showroom sale, I chatted with Justine to find out more about her business and some of her picks this side of paradise.

Justine Jones via The Edit

HOW OFTEN DO YOU COME OUT WITH NEW DESIGNS?
I am constantly coming up with new designs to stay inspired and relevant. Though I continue to make the designs that sell the most, I want to keep creating new pieces so they become the new best seller!

WHERE CAN WE FIND JEWELRY BY JUSTINE?
My pieces are sold at Owens and Co., Sand People in the Sheraton Waikiki and Moana Surfrider, and Fighting Eel’s Kailua and Kahala locations. 
PS- you can also email justinerjones@gmail.com for purchases

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
Expect some photo shoots, a website and more trunk shows!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BUSINESS GOALS?
Right now I’m a one woman show, but I would like to hire someone to help grow my company. And of course, I want to expand my reach and get Jewelry by Justine known internationally! 

LOCAL FAVORITES

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS/FOOD TRUCKS/MARKETS, ETC.:
Town, Livestock Tavern and Yama’s Fish Market

IDEAL STAYCATION/INDULGENCE:
The Modern Honolulu and massages!

THE BEST DAYS ARE SPENT...:
Living my dream as a jewelry maker, a good workout and eating great food.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Saffron James perfume 

FAVORITE LOCAL CREATIVES/BRANDS/STORES:
a.wattz jewelry, Brooke Dombroski of Brooklyn Hawaii, Wonderland Honolulu clothing and Owens and Co. in Chinatown


Be sure to check out Justine latest designs and upcoming events on Instagram!

YOU SHOULD KNOW: VERDA MARLEY

WHO: Verda Marley

OCCUPATIONS: Jewelry designer at Aloha Bling, kitesurfing instructor and raw foods chef and owner at OmBelly

 

 

HAILS FROM: Istanbul, Turkey

CURRENTLY LIVING: Haiku, Maui

FAVORITE RESTAURANTSMama's Fish HouseSporting Club of the Pacific

IDEAL STAYCATION: Boat trip to Shipwrecks Beach on Lanai 

 
The best days are spent with my 8-month old girl Zaiya Makani, practicing yoga, stand up paddle surfing 1,000 Peaks (Papalaua Beach Park) and kitesurfing Kanaha Beach with friends.

BEST BEACH: I love to walk Baldwin Beach.

GO-TO SURF SPOT: Tavares Bay

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Pakaloha Bikinis

 

FAVORITE LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERQuincy Dein

FAVORITE SMOOTHIE: Dragon fruit, raspberry, coconut water, ALOHA Daily Good Berry Blend, topped with cacao nibs and bee pollen

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNER: Ariana Hornkohl of Arie Bikinis


I fell in love with these islands at first sight 12 years ago and I’m still very much in love.