Growing up in India, Toby discovered his commitment to life in balance. Today TOBY POMEROY™ is a world leader in environmentally sustainable and socially responsible jewelry. The launch of EcoGold and EcoSilver set a new standard, defining ethical luxury in ways never seen previously. Marrying timeless design with social responsibility, TOBY POMEROY jewelry truly makes sustainability beautiful.
Inspired by the patient craftspeople of India and touched by the natural beauty of the environment, Toby became fascinated with nature-influenced design. Today, TOBY POMEROY studio is a handful of young artists who, fascinated with texture and form, live to work with their hands. Their commitment to live, learn and create in harmony has the artisans forging reclaimed and source-certified, Fairmined TRUE GOLD™ metals into graceful forms inspired by the simplicity of nature. While technologies have come and gone in the over forty years that Toby Pomeroy has designed jewelry, his studio continues to pursue the purity of the ancient craft. Like their process, the studio’s designs are timeless, refined and beautiful.
Oregonian Hank Hermansen grew up on the southern coast of Oregon in a town called Brookings. There, he developed a love for fishing and for all things in nature. As an artist with a degree in fine arts, Hank has a passion for incorporating his respect for the outdoors in all aspects of his personal and professional life. In 2008, Hank began working with Toby because he feels passionately about working for an organization with a strong eco-ethic. In addition to forging earrings, pendants, and the occasional bracelet or ring, Hank oversees production and quality control in Toby’s workshop.
Growing up in Tillamook, Oregon, Rachel experimented with jewelry making from an early age. After graduating from the University of Oregon, she started her own soap making business and found passion and inspiration from her travels. “I believe that when you create something from a place of wonder, excitement, and joy, that it inevitably shines through in your work,” she says. Rachel began working with Toby in 2009 and now channels her love for life into the pieces that she makes every day.