Our Story

substance jewelry is assembled by hand in the Alexandria, VA studio of Carolyn Healy.  With years of creative experience making stained glass, a Masters in Literature from Northwestern University, and a Design education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carolyn combines creativity and design skills to produce the unfussy, clean styles that make up the substance jewelry collection.

Items are handmade using responsibly sourced materials.  Priced so you don’t have to go home and sleep on it.  It may look like a simple pair of earrings, but behind every piece of jewelry is an incredible amount of thought (American made sourcing when possible, quality metals, vegan materials, recycled packaging, handmade and thrifted displays, and donating 10% of every dollar earned to charity).

Welcome to jewelry with substance