About

What we do:

  • Engraved personalized freshwater pearl bracelets, necklaces and charms: lovingly handcrafted in our studio in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • The perfect heart-warming gifts: treat yourself to a unique necklace or customize a set of bracelets to gift to a special someone as a new take on the classic BFF bracelet.
  • We consciously choose high quality and strive to create classic yet minimalistic pieces to cherish and enjoy for years to come. 
 

Our Story

My name is Nadja, and I started By Millin in 2019 after working in the fashion industry in Milan and Paris.

In 2018 my life changed forever: my second son was born, and it was one of the most memorable days of my life. On this day, the nurse attached a beaded plastic name bracelet to his wrist, and he wore it for about a month. This bracelet became a tangible symbol of those special first weeks we spent together. When he overgrew it and I had to cut it off, I thought that it would have been great to create a more durable keepsake. I imagined I could engrave letters on real pearls, did some research, and realized nobody else was doing this. As a busy mom, it was hard to find the time, but the inspiration never left me. I found a way to engrave freshwater pearls and color the engraving and started creating the collection that would become By Millin today.

I love to create exquisite pieces with all of these gorgeous high-quality materials, and I wished to innovate upon the old concept of name bracelets. I strive for creating jewelry that celebrates moments of meaning, for me, a piece of jewelry should always be a symbol of thought beyond the gift - something unique for someone unique.

It's a beautiful thing to be part of your special memories and I seek to craft each piece with care, love, and attention to detail. Each and every piece of By Millin jewelry is expertly crafted in our Zurich, Switzerland studio. From here I proudly create personalized jewelry for clients all over the world.

 

Sustainability and fairness

We’re focused on becoming the most responsible version of ourselves and to minimize our social and environmental impact. These are some of the ways we do it:

  • Longevity is key to sustainability and in the spirit of “buy less, buy better” we consciously chose high quality materials to create our collections. Additionally, we make all of our pieces in our Zurich studio to guarantee exquisite, durable jewelry. 
  • We use COC-certified gold for over 80% of our production. This certification maintains the highest human rights, social responsibility, and ecological standards. It also supports the Conflict-Free Gold Standard, meaning that no warring parties are supported. While our jewelry should make its wearer happy for a very long time, if a piece has run its course, gold can be sold on and recycled at any time.
  • In order to get truly beautiful pearls their shells need to be properly cared for. We purchase cultured pearls directly from a pearl farm with more than two decades of experience.
  • By Millin jewelry cases are made of FSC certified cardboard and water-based glue and they are produced exclusively in Europe.