About Sulusso

Sulusso serves the conscious consumer who believes she shouldn't have to sacrifice her values for luxury and for the lover of jewelry who finds in our sustainable products a new story to share. Shop our collection or contact us about sustainably brilliant custom jewelry.

We think the jewelry industry should be more responsible, so since 2008, we have redefined luxury by producing unique, personal jewelry and one-of-a-kind jewelry made from only the most ethically sourced, fair-trade and eco-friendly gems, diamonds and precious metals available.

Victoria Ruta Skirpa, Principal

Victoria is an entrepreneur and artist of incredible creative and material breadth.  As an experienced visual artist, her work dialogues between contemporary design and visual archetypes; contemporary, yet anchored in history. While Victoria respects craftsmanship and is meticulously attentive to detail, her work also radiates energy, movement and life. Studio 106, Victoria’s first successful business, produced sculpture for galleries, museum pieces, as well as architectural metalwork for select clients in the wine country of California.

Victoria’s interest in the body and visual forms led to a deep exploration of jewelry as an intimate sculptural medium. In 2009 VRS by Victoria jewelry design was founded. Jewelry is so special, says Victoria "because it is intimate and can foster human connection." 

The love of beautiful objects, and the dismay over human and environmental destruction that often accompanies the supply chain, brought Victoria to the shores of sustainable jewelry. For Victoria the deep foundation of sustainability is to value, facilitate, and sustain relationships over time, between human beings and the environment. It is simple. When we wear sustainable jewelry we commit and trust both beauty and meaning.

"Designing custom sustainable jewelry for clients is a delicious opportunity for collaboration and engagement with those committed to sustainability in a profound sense." 

Meghan Connolly Haupt, Founder

Sulusso's founder is a sustainability pioneer being one of the first to make ethically sourced gems available to consumers in the United States.

In shopping for her own engagement ring in 2007, Meghan realized the traditional fine jewelry industry was failing conscious consumers. Not one to compromise her values for craftsmanship, Meghan launched Sulusso, which became a thriving sustainable custom jewelry business. Her designs attracted Hollywood's environmental leaders Ed Begley, Jr. and Rachelle Carson Begley as celebrity spokespersons and Meghan's jewelry has also been worn by Emily Deschanel (Bones), Jorja Fox (CSI, The West Wing) and Melora Hardin (The Office).