MRKD, pronounced "marked", is a luxury jewelry brand with a mission. We were founded during the COVID pandemic in response to a local family in our community who reached out for help with food. This experience opened our eyes to the reality of food insecurity and the struggles faced by many in our own communities. We made it our mission to help fight hunger by donating 10% of our net profits to organizations that provide food assistance.
Founded by husband and wife Matt and Lisa Lawenda, who have used their creative and diverse backgrounds to start a business that empowers others through socially responsible commerce. The Lawenda's currently reside in Ojai, CA with their 3 children Riley, Keegan and Dylan, who are the inspiration behind the company's name, MRKD.
Our jewelry is expertly crafted in Northern Italy using only the finest materials including pure precious metals such as 925 sterling silver and 18k gold. We work closely with skilled jewelers in Northern Italy to ensure that each piece is of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Lisa Lawenda serves as President and Co-Founder, while Matt Lawenda holds the position of Vice President and Co-Founder. Together, they strive to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need, and are proud to be MRKD for life.