Goldeluxe - About
Handmade jewelry for every day wear. Made in Detroit, MI.
Goldeluxe Jewelry is a small line of jewelry made with love by Libby Hopper-Trajkovski out of her studio in Detroit, MI. Creating jewelry in brass, sterling silver, 14k gold and 14k gold fill, she uses traditional lost wax casting and metal smithing techniques to create handmade pieces intended for versatility and every day wear.
Goldeluxe has been an ever changing journey for the designer - it began as a small Etsy shop selling jewelry created out of reclaimed vintage items - taking apart old, unloved pieces and creating new and repurposed pieces to be cherished again.
A passion for jewelry making led Libby to move to Brooklyn, NY. There she scored a job as production manager with a jewelry designer, and was able to learn all about the jewelry making process, as well as the ins and outs of running a jewelry business. Being around beautiful handmade jewelry every day inspired her to take a few jewelry making classes, and from there she had the skills needed to develop her handmade jewelry collection.
In December 2014, Libby moved shop from Brooklyn to Detroit to focus on Goldeluxe and get back to her Michigan roots. She lives in a historic neighborhood with her husband and dog and enjoys creating in her sunny studio every day.
video by Madeline Kidd in collaboration with Eldorado general store