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. Iris 1956 design and curate modern cultural heirloom pieces. Iris 1956 is an advocate for self love.

We tell 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 mothers 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.

Our pieces are forged through the craft of metalsmithing and lost wax casting, each piece tells a story with it's wearer in mind. 

Our mission is to provide you with quality sustainable pieces 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.