About Us

Joli Jewelry was started by Jody Lyons in 1984.  Inspired by her love of the styles of the 1920's-1960's and her childhood fascination with her mother's jewelry box, she began designing jewelry for herself while still  in college. She  was soon "discovered" by local shop owners in the West Village of Manhattan  and began creating her jewelry line.  Years later she pursued her interest in psychology in graduate school at Columbia in NYC but she returned to jewelry design because her enjoyment in working with color re-took her. Today her jewelry is sold in boutiques, specialty stores and museum shops around the US, Japan, the UK and  Europe.

 Jody's mission is to share her love and interest in original, old materials with color and texture--reusuing, (wherever possible) what already exists to create modern  pieces with a nod to history. The  mix of components  includes vintage original plastics (like celluloid and Bakelite), old metal findings and chains, French enamels, mother of pearl pieces, glass, buttons, buckles, perfume bottle top crystals, purse openers as well as cultural  parts,  and semiprecious materials. Today, Jody still designs everything in the line; the small production runs are  handmade in our Park Slope,  Brooklyn studio.  

Thank you for your interest in Joli Jewelry and, as always, we hope you enjoy wearing our jewelry and displaying our decorative items. May they inspire you to  connect with others and have fun with fashion and color!