Jewelry has held a distinct position in all cultures throughout time. Through it, we express our aspirations and desires. Passed down from generation to generation, it preserves our past, holds our memories, and even binds us in marriage. Jewelry can be a token of love or friendship or an amulet worn for protection like a cross, a Star of David, or an Italian horn. Through the art of personal adornment, jewelry allows us to express our individuality and style. It carries the sentiments we wish to share, marks our most important occasions, inspires us to heal, to be fearless, and most importantly to give and receive love.
Me&Ro has been at the forefront of modern jewelry design for 26 years, creating a style of jewelry that has been recognized universally, inspiring a movement of personal, handcrafted fine jewelry. Robin Renzi, designer and founder, has been passionate about jewelry since childhood, with early memories of playing with her grandmother’s rings. She has been making jewelry since high school, an art she continued to perfect while studying modern dance. Robin has performed in avant-garde theaters such as The Kitchen in New York City, and in a number of music videos including Steve Winwood's award winning Higher Love video. Inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2008, Robin continues to express herself through the art of making jewelry.
Me&Ro is known for its unique designs, such as bohemian chains, stackable rings, trinket necklaces, and corded bracelets, whose originality redefines the meaning of personal jewelry. Since its inception, the company’s symbolic multisex amulets have revolutionized the art of layering, embodying the wearer’s personal style.
Me&Ro uses only the finest recycled and ethically sourced materials.
All our diamonds are conflict free and are in compliance with resolutions set forth by the United Nations (UN) and the Kimberly Process certification scheme, a joint initiative to stop the flow of conflict diamonds worldwide.
Mammoth or Mastodon Ivory that is 10,000 to 40,000 years old has been used in our fine jewelry designs; however, we no longer sell ivory and fully support the New York State legislation banning the sale and purchase of ivory in New York in order to prevent the trade of illegal elephant ivory, which it was easily confused with. We do use fossilized walrus ivory, which is found on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska by the Yupik Eskimo people that inhabit the island. The fossilized ivory tusks have been preserved in the frozen, mineral rich soil for up to 2,500 years. The ebony wood we use is vintage reclaimed wood and is approximately 35 plus years old.
All of our shopping bags, gift cards, symbolism booklets, and shipping supplies are made of recycled and biodegradable materials.
Me&Ro passionately believes in giving back. We support a number of charities by creating custom pieces of jewelry where 100% of the net proceeds are donated. We also support many others by donating to the cause and giving our time to help with their fundraising efforts. These include The Joyful Heart Foundation, BlinkNow, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kageno, NewYork-Presbyterian Sloane Hospital for Women, The Tibet Fund, and The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease among others. To date, Me&Ro has donated over $1 million to charitable organizations.
Designed by Corie Sharples of renowned architecture firm SHoP Architects, Me&Ro opened its first store, located in the heart of Little Italy/Nolita, 15 years ago.
Me&Ro’s jewelry is designed and produced downtown in our Tribeca studio. Once a large commercial center up until the 1960s and 70s, Tribeca has since become one of New York City’s most charming neighborhoods, home to cobblestoned streets, converted warehouse buildings, art galleries, world-famous restaurants, and high-end boutiques.
Me&Ro has been featured in many magazines such as Vogue, W, Glamour, InStyle, Brides, Elle and countless others.
We have developed a long-standing relationship with Hollywood. Julia Roberts famously wore Me&Ro when she accepted her Oscar in 2001. Other celebrity fans include Mariska Hargitay, Kate Moss, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, and Charlize Theron.
Designer Robin Renzi has collaborated with award-winning costume designers, such as Colleen Atwood in Memoirs of a Geisha. Me&Ro has also been featured in over 100 other movies including Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider Man, Black Swan, Eat, Pray, Love, The Devil Wears Prada, and Notting Hill. Me&Ro has also had a pivotal role on Law & Order: SVU throughout the years. Other television shows featuring Me&Ro include Scandal, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Girls, and Weeds.