ABOUT

OUR ETHOS

We’re all neophytes. Be it to a language, an instrument, or even a business. Spearheaded by a neophyte, our company strives to celebrate the courage it takes to try something new.

To us, jewels are the armour we put on in the morning to brave the day. Accessorizing in pieces that make you feel empowered can help you navigate the unknown or give you the moxie to become a neophyte at something new. We’re all about going out into the world and being at creativity’s fingertips. 

By supporting our company, you’re not only supporting the neophytes who run it but the women we strive to elevate in the process - inspiring creatives who deserve to be given a platform.

Our work is designed and made in Toronto by women, for everyone. 

 

OUR TEAM

FOUNDER + CEO - ANNA J. STAINSBY

Photo by Vai Yu Law

Anna is a neophyte business owner and master's candidate based in Toronto, Canada. She is a big fan of oxford commas and mixing metals.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - GABRIELLE RETTA

Photo by Vai Yu Law

Recently graduated from McMaster, Gaby divides her time between her two passions: science and fashion. She spends her free time playing with her chihuahua, Lucy (affectionately known as Lucifer the Rodent). 

 

HEAD GOLDSMITH - MEG DEGRAAF

Meg is a self taught Goldsmith and jewellery designer who started her brand MDG Jewellery in 2014 out of her London studio. Now living in Toronto, Meg is thrilled to be working with Neophyte Jewels, an amazing female run company, to create beautiful handmade jewellery.