Rooted in the Spirit of the Handmade

Aide-mémoire handcrafts heirloom-quality engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry using socially conscious and environmentally friendly methods.

To highlight fellow Makers in the handmade community, our brick-and-mortar shop showcases our own collection of fine jewelry, as well as the work of Artists and Makers forging their own unconventional, creative-driven career paths.

Occasionally we host Pop-up events to highlight Artists and Makers in our community. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the independent spirit with us!

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High Five with Elle Crée

High Five with Elle Crée

I think we can collectively agree that a lot of things haven't felt awesome lately. If you find yourself in a need of a mental break from the crushing news cycle, the ongoing Pandemic, daily injustices, and the pressures of life, might I suggest an escape through art therapy?  According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy* Association, less than...

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Why We Are No Longer Using the Term "Conflict-free"

Why We Are No Longer Using the Term "Conflict-free"

We are heeding the call to action by The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) to abandon the term conflict-free. Why this term is problematic:First of all, the reality is that there is no way that anyone can say with absolute certainty that anything is 100% conflict-free. No one is omniscient, so it's not realistic to call something conflict-free unless you were physically present to...

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