SVNR was born from the union of ethics and aesthetics: a commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and environmentally-conscious consumption, paired with a collector’s love of fashion and its mystical transformative power. With this ethos in mind, SVNR jewelry is made from found, re-used, up-cycled and natural materials, and each handmade piece references a unique time and place in the collective human consciousness.
Souvenir is the French verb for “remember”, derived from the Latin subvenīre—to come to mind. Over time, in English, the word came to represent a physical reminder of a journey or destination, a tangible piece of the traveled experience that was small enough to bring home, and would always transport the possessor back to its place of origin.
SVNR designer Christina Tung has worn every hat in the fashion industry for over a decade, most recently at the helm of her New York City-based PR showroom House Of. A launchpad for cutting-edge brands from around the world, the agency is a reflection of Christina’s own eclectic, globally-influenced style. SVNR was founded on a rainy summer weekend in 2018 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.