Responsible Handmade Jewelry
Who They Are
It all started in 2008 when friends Billy and Leah met while working in a Seattle retail shop together. They began dating soon after and knew they wanted to work together for the rest of their lives. Billy and Leah have backgrounds in creative industries and they soon realized their joint passion for jewelry making as well. Billy’s background was in jewelry making and graphic design and Leah’s was in apparel design. Their passion for thoughtful and well-designed products allowed them to create timeless styles that appeal to many people. Under the shared belief that quality, sustainable, and affordable jewelry handmade in the US was their path forward together, they started Baleen Jewelry in 2013 and have grown the company together ever since.
In 2015, the couple opened their first brick and mortar shop in Seattle. To this day, half of their shop is dedicated to retail, while the other half is used for production, packing, inventory, and shipping. With a small space, Baleen only needs 7 talented employees to produce and sell their handmade jewelry.