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Kerrhyn: Slow Fashion in Action

July 20th, 2021

... After stumbling upon her page on TikTok and seeing what she stands for, we quickly realized she is exactly the kind of entrepreneur we want to support. Kerrhyn started her brand this past March and it's amazing how quickly it has grown. What sets her apart is her ingenuity in dealing with the fashion industry...


Brillies: Is Deadstock Vintage the Answer to Overconsumption?

June 29th, 2021

...Another way to run an ethical business is to sell items second hand. Waste is a huge problem in the developed world and the fashion industry is a huge culprit. But when we stumbled on @Kailauli’s Tiktok account, we were introduced to another way: centering a business around deadstock vintage....


Jewelry Care Tips and Tricks

June 22nd, 2021

Jewelry needs just as much love and care as you do. For this edition of our blog we have decided to share a few tips and tricks for caring for your jewelry. It is easy to forget to take care of your jewelry when you are busy with your day-to-day activities. Once you read this article we hope that these tips can be added to your everyday habits—we've also listed a few creative jewelry hacks for organization!  


Why Are Diamonds So Expensive? Part 2

June 15th, 2021

...how did an obscure gesture from the 1400s become the common practice we know today?

In our last blog post, we talked about how the De Beers group was able to gain monopolistic control over the world’s supply of diamonds, and how they leveraged that control to their advantage. In this post, we will focus on marketing tactics they used to guarantee a consumer base to generate demand for their product.


One (Awesome) Chain Necklace, Five Distinct Necklines

May 25th, 2021

Many of you are loving our paper clip chain necklaces. Out of all of the styles and sizes we offer, it's the Wall Street chain—the boldest one—that has been getting a lot of action in your shopping cart... We list 5 of the most challenging necklines, to show that this chain can lend endless styling opportunities no matter your outfit.

Why Are Diamonds So Expensive? Part 1

May 18th, 2021

Often featured in opulent displays of power and wealth, diamonds are thought to be among the rarest of gemstones. In fact, the opposite is true. Diamonds are not particularly rare. When compared to other gemstones, they are among the most common to be found.

But how could this be? If diamonds are so common, why are they considered so valuable? 


Four Ethical Brands We Found Through TikTok

(That You Should Check Out, Too!)

May 11th, 2021

As a small business ourselves, we know the struggle of working on brand awareness with a limited budget. Family-owned or new businesses often don’t have the opportunity to spend thousands of dollars on Google ads or influencer marketing. But one place small businesses are finding rapid success growing organic brand awareness in is TikTok...


Rhodium Plating

April 22nd, 2021

What is Rhodium plating? And why does RIVA choose to use it on our silver jewelry?

As much as we love the look of sterling silver, it does have some pitfalls. Unfortunately, silver is known to tarnish from exposure to oxygen and moisture over time. And although tarnish can be avoided by cleaning, and removed by polishing, we at RIVA use a more proactive solution....


Cool as a Construct

April 8th, 2021

Riva New York comes together with up-and-coming ethical brands to create styled looks and pair them with our jewelry pieces. As much as millennials may hate it, Y2K fashion is coming back. Low Rise pants, mini skirts, and vintage tees are no longer a thing of the early 2000s. With summer fast approaching, we decided to style a cute bright outfit perfect for a sunny day in Brooklyn...


Fenn & Oliver

March 25th, 2021

Riva comes together with Fenn and Oliver to showcase the Method Collection...

From the Method Collection, the two-piece set we chose to style was handmade and repurposed from an old curtain and up-cycled with some choice paint splatters and hardware. The unfinished edges on the vest and across the pleats in the pants truly take this piece to the next level....


Why we use recycled gold

March 22nd, 2021

Gold has been a symbol of wealth and beauty throughout history. Yet most consumers don’t know where the gold in their products comes from, or what was sacrificed to produce it. Unfortunately, the extraction of this precious metal from the earth is one of the most destructive processes in the world, and all too often, is carried out with disregard for the environment and basic human rights...


Meet the Team

March 8th, 2021

...Our journey began at the start of the first covid quarantine in New York City. Our parent company, RIVA Precision (a manufacturing facility for high end jewelry designers) temporarily shut down its operations for the first time in over 33 years. This left our CEO Ted with much time on his hands and many decisions to make. After personally cleaning the factory top to bottom, he decided to spend his time bringing his own designs to the general public for the first time. Coupling his creativity and manufacturing skills with his daughter’s social media experience, he started posting about his first “invention”: the invisible clasp. From this, RIVA NewYork was born.

  • Rebecca Doudak

  • Xavier Messado

  • Chloe Tribe