About us



Iris 1956 is a modern  jewelry brand founded  in 2017 by designer and metalsmith Candias who is a native of New Orleans, La.

Inspired by her African heritage and New Orleans culture our pieces are created to be modern cultural heirloom pieces an advocate for self love we tell a story of perseverance and to remember who you are and where you come.

The brand name Iris 1956  is her mothers middle name and year of birth . A single mother of 4 daughters who struggled but rose to success with strong faith and unconditional self love.

Forged through the craft of metalsmithing and lost wax casting, each piece tells a story with its wearer in mind. 

Our mission is to provide you with quality one of a kind jewels that may be passed down as modern-day heirlooms. Occasionally, we feature a curated selection of handcrafted pieces that compliment the Iris 1956 aesthetic.

-Our metals and gemstones are ethically sourced.

Certificates available upon request.