About

The foundation for CINDRE was built by Claire Marie Patterson in early 2016 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. Claire spent half a decade working and sharing CINDRE in the Chicago area, based out of her home studio in the Albany Park neighborhood. In 2021, Claire relocated to Albuquerque, NM with her partner in hopes to focus on CINDRE as a part-time career. CINDRE is carried in a variety of shops throughout the country. 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, in small quantities and with a keen attention to detail.

CINDRE utilizes high quality sterling silver and jeweler's brass sourced locally in Albuquerque. All earring studs are sterling silver, and all sterling is naturally nickel-free. 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. Jeweler's 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 polishing cloth.