We’re a diverse and small-but-mighty, fun to be around (because work hard, play hard, right?) team united by a passion for all things jewelry… and cake.
There’s more to care about than just profits and creating sparkly things. It means constantly upping the game, looking after people and the planet, and leaving things better than we find them.
As a small business and a small team, we’re intimately involved with the life of every piece. From the raw materials to creating it, to getting it on your finger - we're obsessed with exceeding expectations with each one.
We want you to feel how much you matter to us, and give you the best experience possible.
After all, it’s YOU who helps us make a meaningful change in this world.
FOUNDER AND CHIEF VISIONARY
Meri is the founder and creative force behind Gardens of the Sun. She has a big vision for the impact our jewelry will have on the world, with a fearless blend of storytelling passion and out of the box thinking - like, she’s that person that creates strategies in her sleep. She’s on a mission to meet every single person in our supply chain, so we create jewelry that makes you feel better than before and while supporting everyone involved in making it.
CO-FOUNDER AND COPYWRITER
Annisa is the co-founder, making Gardens of the Sun a true women-owned enterprise. She’s a brand guardian and champion, using words to give our jewelry wings and meaning. Whether it’s the cheeky one-liner on our packaging or the poetry that accompanies our jewelry, Annisa injects delight, heart and personality into all of our writing.
CHIEF OF OPERATIONS
As co-owner and Chief of Operations, Ferris is a multi-task chameleon, connecting the dots across our customer service, production, visual and marketing teams. She’s excited about bringing ideas to life from start to finish and finding creative ways to drive our growth. Most days she’s deep diving into planning product launches and handing all things social media, other days brainstorming new ideas and sharing our newest drops.
CHIEF SALES AND MARKETING OFFICER
Chacha is responsible with capital “R”. Through digging into analytics, planning the customer journey and coordinating brand awareness, she’s a wizz when it comes to pulling together strategy and implementation. Thanks to her, we’re known as the go-to brand for ethical jewelry, making our clients brag about us to friends and family. Besides that, she’s the right hand woman to the Directors. We’d be pretty lost without her.
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
Evi lives and breathes sustainability. She’s here to help us level up on the sustainability playing field, ensuring Gardens of the Sun becomes increasingly ethical and responsible. She improves transparency in our supply chains, implements our sourcing policy and paves the roadmap to getting B Corp certified, while thinking about the impact of every single decision we make.
Wulan ♡ quality. All jewelry will make their first stop on her desk! She’s the woman in charge of getting your jewelry made. Wulan raises the game on our quality standards and building systems for our production, ensuring they work seamlessly, and are fast as lightning.
You’ve probably shared stories with them - sometimes deep, personal stories - dropped questions via DM, or even traded pics of your furry friends. Because here at Gardens of the Sun, making friends while making jewelry is the rule of thumb.
One of our superhero ladies with her hands on deck (or fingers on laptop more precisely), ready to answer all your questions about the A-Z of jewelry shopping or the best way to tell your love story. She’ll go out of her way to get you your special jewelry.
Mahar is in charge of our treasure box of birthstones, and making someone else happy actually makes her day. Her secret superpower is making every client feel blown away by their experience, all while infusing moments of delight and human surprises throughout (and meaning it). No matter what birthstone design you’re looking for, she’ll help you figure it out.
Rissa handles our custom collections and will help you find your way to the One. She’s here to make sure you’re blown away by the experience even from thousands of miles away - while practicing the subtle art of exceeding expectations.
Misha is a true customer happiness rockstar. She's here not only to help you find that dream ring, and she’ll make it an easy peasy ride. She genuinely cares about the wellbeing of everyone we connect with, you know, YOU. Misha is currently living her best life in Lithuania.
Hanum is our go-to person for graphic design. Throw her a branding or digital design question and be surprised with her extraordinary and unique designs. From packaging to digital, to evolving our design guidelines, she helps build and ensure that our visual designs keep up with all the exciting things happening at Gardens of the Sun.
Making sure the day-to-day operations are running slick and smooth (like making sure the fridge is fully stocked), Yudi holds down the fort. She makes sure we all get paid on time and helps us run efficiently as a business.
Sogi puts all of your pieces together into beautiful packages of love and ensures all packages are shipped out timely. We recently discovered he’s got epic jewelry design skills, so who knows what’s next?
Ibu Leni heads the group of women miners in Central Kalimantan that work with. She ensures us a steady delivery of ethical, mercury free gold. “The additional income from gold mining helps us send our kids to school. I hope they can also go to university, to be successful - I want them to be more successful than me.”