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ABOUT


Dante in her studio
I spent much of my twenties studying, creating and exhibiting sculpture in Los Angeles. I have always enjoyed the process of making and creating my work but my thoughts and ideas behind it all were quite abstract and conceptual, making it a challenge to speak about it and share it with a wider audience. It took some time to come around to the realization that it was the process of “making” sculptures that I enjoyed most, not necessarily all the things that came after. So, when I took a jewelry class at Cal State in Long Beach I knew immediately that I would be diving in head first. And that’s what I did.
Making jewelry enabled me to bring forth the forms and aesthetic I have always enjoyed using in my work but in a more accessible, relatable and useful way. Essentially now I make little wearable sculptures that can be appreciated on multiple levels- for the material, the form and the way it makes people feel when they wear my jewelry. 
Today in my studio practice, each new design builds upon the last. I often find small elements of previous designs that inspire me on the merit of their form, so I pull them forward and develop them into new ideas. In this way, I am able to create cohesive collections and this process keeps me connected to my artistic foundations while bringing purposeful objects into the world.
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Most of my production pieces are created in sterling silver, raw brass and 10K gold.
DPJ Studio is committed to eco-efficient choices, conscious studio practices and the use of recycled metals and ethically sourced materials whenever possible.
 
Green
  • All metal scraps are saved and sent to our supplier to be recycled and go back in to the creation of many of our pieces.
  • The jewelry industry is notorious for it’s heavy use of little plastic baggies, instead we use recycled, recyclable or compostable paper products whenever we can. 
  • Plastic packaging shipping materials that come our way are saved and reused.
 
Local & Community
  • All of our retail partners are all independent small businesses 
  • We regularly participate in local events to support & get to know our communities.
Made in the USA
  • All jewelry is handmade in the Dante Perozzi Jewelry Studio and DPJ partner studios. 
  • Most gemstones and raw materials are either made in the U.S. or purchased from U.S.-based suppliers whenever possible.
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