The Viviré Story
Viviré is a fine jewelry company founded by Jen Ko, an artist and jeweler. With a degree in fine arts and a focus on sculpture, she fell into the jewelry industry when she began to work for a celebrity jewelry designer as a handwriting engraver. It was during this time that Jen realized how deeply personal a piece of jewelry can be, and the powerful stories of her clients continually inspire her creations.
Life eventually took a different turn and she spent several years as a fashion stylist, gaining an understanding of what men and women need in terms of everyday style and practicality. After the birth of her daughter Vivienne, Jen reevaluated her priorities and realized how much she missed working with her hands. Returning to the jewelry studio reminded her how whole and alive she feels whenever she is creating. Hence, Viviré (“I will live”) was born.
Having studied under a number of fine jewelers in the Bay Area, Jen now works from a studio in San Francisco, California. She meticulously crafts her pieces by hand using 14k gold and precious stones, using recycled metal whenever possible.
At Viviré we believe that jewelry is beyond a thing of beauty, a reminder of the moments in our lives that we choose to carry with us. For this reason, we focus on high quality materials and a timeless aesthetic that can be passed down to the next generation.