About TFOJ

THEFUTUREOFJEWELRY is a full service digital jewelry house. THEFUTUREOFJEWELRY ("TFOJ") specializes in creating the digital software infrastructure and physical supply chain for designing, creating, and finishing custom jewelry pieces in a wide variety of materials. The company, established by sisters Casey and Janine Melvin in early 2017, was founded to make jewelry customization easier, more affordable, and accessible for all.

The jewelry you wear is an expression of your personal brand-- your personality, passions, and lifestyle. While creating a custom designed piece may seem overwhelming, TFOJ has simplified the process with our jewelry customization platform to make everyone their own jewelry designer. Our team of talented web developers are pioneering tomorrow's jewelry infrastructure today using the most lightweight and highly featured languages and efficient infrastructure to create a LIGHTNING fast jewelry design experience.


 

TFOJ's exclusive jewelry design platform is live and being rolled out in limited release to ensure site availability as we scale. The De Rigueur Signature Collection from TFOJ includes several geometric signet rings personalized with the user’s initials and a line of bangle bracelets customizable with the user-selected mini charms from a growing library of fonts and characters. At TFOJ, we are committed to creating the most user-friendly platform to empower our customers to become their own jewelry designer. Co-founder and Co-CEO Janine Melvin is also the creative lead on the jewelry designs for their first collection.

With digital design and manufacturing processes such as 3D Printing, TFOJ's automated bangle and ring customizer web app, users can seamlessly create their own custom piece of jewelry. TFOJ has made that a reality-harnessing lightweight front-end 3D libraries to create our module that allows users to create their own custom charm bracelets and signets.

The De Rigueur Signature Collection by THEFUTUREOFJEWELRY is produced using industrial 3D printers in days rather than by traditional jewelry manufacturing which can take weeks or even months. Using TFOJ's lightning fast 3D interactive customization tools, anyone can design and customize their own one-of-a-kind ring or charm bangle. And within days, have that piece of jewelry arrive at their door. One of a kind jewelry at an affordable price.

Using our current service bureau partners, our lead time can be as much as 3 weeks before we receive the piece, which we then clean and package up to deliver to our customers. We feel we can greatly improve on this by bringing in local partners to aid in fulfilling orders for some materials.

We are also excited to announce that TFOJ has been selected to appear on Modern Living with kathy Ireland, airing on major networks around the globe.

About Modern Living with kathy ireland®

Modern Living with kathy ireland® is independently produced and distributed worldwide. The show is an informative magazine style program that features the hottest stories, trends and breakthroughs. This opportunity is going to be huge and will get us exposure to millions of potential customers. In this exclusive interview, Kathy Ireland, my sister and I will discuss our company and our vision for the future of the jewelry industry, visually bring our story to life, we will have camera crews filming B-roll footage of our products and field interviews, as well.

Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland® Worldwide brand, includes fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.

Kathy has graced the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016), is listed as the 25th most powerful brand globally by License! Global Magazine and according to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland® is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. The success of kathy ireland® Worldwide is the result of teamwork and dedication.

Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including: YWCA Greater Los Angeles for which she is an Ambassador, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kathy was recently named an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

About Shapeways

Shapeways is a 3D printing marketplace and community. The NY-based company harnesses 3D printing to help anyone turn ideas into a physical reality, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring.
Shapeways prints everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized. By providing a platform for community members to gain access to cutting edge 3D printing technology and share their designs with the world, Shapeways is democratizing creation for everyone.

Headquartered in New York with offices in Eindhoven and Seattle, Shapeways is a spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics. Investors include Union Square Ventures in New York and Index Ventures in London.