Halstead Grant Top 5 Finalist
Niki Grandics started ENJI Studio Jewelry with the mission of creating unique, minimal, and bold pieces that are easy to wear and complement her customers’ individual styles.
ENJI Points of Connection grew out of Niki’s desire to connect her art with the wearer in a way that carries value, meaning, emotion, and tells a story.
Each piece of jewelry is carefully handmade using high quality, nickel-free, materials including sterling silver, gold vermeil, gold fill, stainless steel. Specially-selected stones ensure unique, one-of-a-kind earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.
Niki received her BA in Applied Design and BS in Marketing from San Diego State University in 2014 with a mind to create and market her own jewelry line.
In 2014, she won the Windgate Fellowship Award, which afforded her the opportunity to live in the Netherlands and intern at one of the most well known art jewelry galleries in the world, Galerie Marzee.
Niki says, “While showing art jewelry in galleries and in publications has been greatly rewarding, it didn’t come close to the feeling I get when someone tells me how great they feel wearing my jewelry.”
The Halstead Grant competition began in 2006 to inspire the pursuit of excellence in design and business practices in the jewelry arts community. Applicants must submit a design portfolio in addition to elements of a successful business plan including marketing strategy, production capacity and financial analysis.