Simone Paasche & Sophie Fader
We created SPUR for the love of jewelry, family, and meaningful connections between generations.Simone (Si-Mun) is a designer and artist. She holds a degree in jewelry and metal smithing from RISD and launched her collection of fine jewelry in 2015. As she became an established NYC jeweler she found herself fielding many requests to work with sentimental heirlooms. When she was sure she needed to create a new company that fully focused on re-working heirloom jewelry, the first person she called was her childhood friend Sophie.
Sophie is a web developer and the third generation in her family to go into the jewelry business. She has a BA in Information Science from Columbia University, and in 2014 co-founded the ethical engagement ring company S.Kind.& Co. At S.Kind, Sophie too found that she was being asked to work with her client’s inherited stones and realized there was real need to create an amazing home base for all things custom and important.
Recycling is fundamental.
The craft of fine jewelry making is an experiment in reducing, re-using, and recycling by nature. The components that make up fine jewelry are inherently re-usable. Their tremendously high value discourages their waste. By re-working the jewelry you don't wear into your new favorites, we're able to capture both the material and sentimental value that's already in your jewelry box right now.
We're deeply invested in ethical sourcing and can customize any design to reflect your personal choices.