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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 Egyptian jewelry our pieces are carefully crafted using the lost wax casting technique to showcase a sophisticated modern ancient feel that is aesthetically pleasing for layering of jewels. Each piece is consciously made to last in Gold ,925 sterling silver, yellow brass, and natural stones. Our metals and gemstones are ethically sourced. Each piece is designed by Iris 1956 handcrafted by founder and owner Candias and artisans in New Orleans and New York City.

 -Our metals and gemstones are ethically sourced.


About the Artist

  Candias who is a metalsmith and native of New Orleans, La.

Inspired by her African heritage and New Orleans culture. Candias designs and craft modern cultural heirloom pieces using the lost wax casting method.

She tells a story of perseverance and to remember who you are and where you come from.

The brand name Iris 1956 is an Ode to her mother.

Iris is her mother's middle name ,1956 her year of birth.

A single mother of 4 daughters who struggled but rose to success with strong faith and unconditional love for others and herself.