CINDRE was founded in early 2016 by Claire Marie Patterson, originally as a moniker for her final collection through Humboldt State University's Studio Art Jewelry focus. From there, the brand has grown to encompass a range of pieces, primarily focusing on earrings, but also including rings, bracelets, and other adornment. Now based out of her home studio in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, CINDRE is carried in a variety of shops throughout the Midwest. Claire also travels with the Renegade craft fair, as well as attending other local and regional fairs throughout the year. 

All CINDRE jewelry is created by hand, by Claire. Nothing is outsourced, mass produced, or cast in bulk. Every single piece has been constructed lovingly by the artist, in small quantities and with a keen attention to detail.

CINDRE utilizes high quality jeweler's brass and sterling silver metal. By nature, all sterling silver is nickel free. All earring studs are sterling silver. All stones are the highest quality cubic zirconia, allowing for an affordable price point. Don't be fooled, though, this type of cubic zirconia is known for its intense sparkle, and mimics the quality of a diamond with little discernible difference. Brass can be known to tarnish (as any metal will, with prolonged exposure to moisture) - so for the best maintenance, it is suggested to minimize submerging jewelry in water and store all pieces in a sealed baggie or jewelry box. All CINDRE shipments include a plastic jewelry bag, high quality laser etched Kraft box, and polishing cloth.