Aide-mémoire Jewelry creates bespoke gold and palladium wedding bands and engagement rings, made in the US. Aide-mémoire is dedicated to marriage equality and an eco-conscious studio practice. Using 100% recycled precious metals, ethical fair-trade, recycled and lab-grown diamonds and gemstones in a low-impact studio environment.
As the founder of Aide-mémoire Jewelry, Aran is inspired both by principals of modern design – functionality, truth to materials, and beauty through simplicity – as well as an aesthetic value of the Japanese, called Wabi-sabi, where beauty often lies in the imperfect mark of the hand. This aesthetic celebrates the beauty in the slight imperfections of nature. It accepts the process of growth and decay, valuing modesty, simplicity, humbleness and integrity of purpose. These principles are integral to Aide-mémoire Jewelry’s unique handmade creations.
Aide-mémoire Jewelry makes monthly contributions to the following organizations: