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Grit & Grace

Grit & Grace


Grit & Grace Studio is a woman-owned small business in Charleston, South Carolina that is centered on sustainability and spreading joy. Our family of empowered women (and a few gentlemen!) handcraft beautiful oyster ring dishes, Lowcountry jewelry, ocean-inspired gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. We lovingly refer to this small collective of powerful, creative individuals as our family of mermaids.

What We Do

We make the only oyster jewelry dishes and oyster jewelry that also gives back: we recycle 10 oyster shells from Charleston restaurants back to local oyster reef restoration projects to help combat South Carolina’s critical shell shortage. We handcraft beautiful home decor items, coastal-inspired gifts, and Lowcountry jewelry, and we carefully curate a selection of products made by local artisans, innovative female makers, and eco-friendly small businesses. We serve others with grace and work with grit, and giving back to our community remains at the heart of all we do.

What We Believe

We believe in magic, miracles, and that the world is our oyster. We remain centered in being the change we want to see in the world, taking care of the Earth, and creating gifts with the intention of sparking more joy, love, compassion, and grace into the world. We believe in so many things, we created a manifesto we can’t wait to share with you!

The Grit & Grace Manifesto  

We believe Black Lives Matter. 

We believe strong women are made of Grit and Grace.

We believe every day is Earth Day. 

We believe a Grateful Heart is a Magnet for Miracles. 

We believe in strong coffee and deep belly laughs. 

We believe the first crisp Fall day in Charleston is heaven on earth. 

We believe the journey is the destination. 

We believe empowered women empower women.  

We believe, “When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho 

We believe where there is tea there is hope. 

We believe Grit makes Pearls.

We believe, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and to everything." - Plato

We believe we cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

We believe you should do what makes you feel ALIVE.

We believe if you light a candle for someone else, it will also brighten your path. 

We believe the World is your Oyster. 

Above all else, we believe, “The highest purpose of art is to inspire.” -Bob Dylan


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