About us

Iris 1956 imagines a new modern ideal in jewelry that balances -timeless, ancient, and modern-day minimalist organic forms and shapes into undeniable, conversation pieces, with refined organic texture.

Inspired by ancient culture and nature our pieces are carefully crafted using the lost wax casting technique to showcase a sophisticated, modern ancient aesthetic. 

Iris 1956 jewelry is consciously made to last. Our metals and gemstones are ethically sourced.

Each piece is handcrafted by our founder and artist Candias in her New Orleans studio she creates a wax model first then sends off for metal casting by a small team of artisans in New Orleans and New York City.

About the Artist

  Candias is an artist and metalsmith she attended NOLA metalsmithing school and has been practicing her craft since 2015. 

She founded Iris 1956 Jewelry in 2017 which started as a hobby.

Candias has always been a lover of unique designs and fashion since a child. 

She is a proud native of New Orleans, La.

Inspired by her African heritage and New Orleans culture. Candias crafts using the lost ancient lost wax casting technique. Her desire is that each piece is passed down as modern-day heirlooms.

The brand tells a story of perseverance and encourages women, especially BIPOC women to be proud of who you are and where you come from and to never give up on your dreams.

She named the brand Iris which is her mother's middle name she was born is 1956 hence the name “Iris 1956” 

The jewelry brand is an Ode to her loving mother.