Launched in 2010, J. Southern Studio is a woman owned and operated, Los Angeles based design house that creates specialized adornment and wellness objects intended to elevate our atmosphere and align with the energies around us.
Each piece of J. Southern Studio jewelry transcends generations, carving the way for memories and stories for those who come after us. Using the lost wax casting method and traditional metal fabrication practices, each piece of jewelry is molded from natural objects or hand-sculpted from wax, then cast in various metals. In the end, the product is a sturdy, substantial piece of adornment, not for the faint of heart. Modern, mystical, unique and timeless, these are pieces that are both relevant and versatile; pieces that continuously reveal our individuality.
Since 2014, our Wellness + Ritual collection is one that, through ceremony and ritual, celebrates our ancient past, awakens our curiosities, and reconnects us to the Earth. Inspired by crystal healing philosophies, candle magick practices, traditional herbal smoke rituals, and the use of aromatherapy and essential oils, each Ritual Kit, Candle, Oil, and Mist are made to encourage manifestation through meditation.
All of the components in our Ritual Kits, from the Earth born minerals to our soy wax, are thoughtfully, sustainably, and respectfully sourced from it's people or place of origin: our herbs and flowers are cultivated on small local farms and our varied sage comes from three places: an organic sage farm; private land in Southern California where it is harvested by landowners; an Indigenous friend who wild crafts and wishes to share healing tools with the world. Our Palo Santo is fair -trade from an association in Ecuador that works to reforest, educate, and provide income for their community.
Everything JSS creates is made to order by hand and with love in our downtown Los Angeles workshops. Our small but mighty team is a diverse group of artists and artisans, and we enjoy donating portions of our online sales to various nonprofit organizations as much as possible. Some that we have supported are:
Because we are a very small business, please note that many orders are made-to-order and can take some time to finish. Please see our shop policies page for more details.