Nous Savons was originally conceived as an artist collective by current owner and designer Jocelyn Nguyen. Jocelyn was living in San Francisco at the time and had noticed everyone around her was experiencing a late-mid-20's-life-crisis (the neurosis of choice in liberal U.S. cities) and thought a creative project was just the ticket to pull everyone out of the doldrums and give some direction to their lives. With this goal in mind Jocelyn signed up for a well-known design fair in San Francisco and quickly began trying to motivate everyone in the collective to make, make, make, as if their lives depended on it. Tears were shed, friendships were strained, and a month went by in a mere blink. When all was said and done, Jocelyn was the only one left standing and, like a phoenix out of the ashes, Nous Savons was reborn as a jewelry company. (Special thanks go to aforementioned friends for continuing to support and occasionally participate in Nous Savons projects).
All pieces are designed and manufactured in our sunny Oakland, CA studio.