About Olive + Piper

 

We have a feeling you like jewelry... which means we'll get along just fine :)


Olive + Piper is an online jewelry store based in Vancouver, Canada. We love creating timeless and classic pieces for our #oandpgirls, while mixing in our favorite on-trend styles. Whether you're looking for a stud earring, statement necklacescuff bracelets, or wedding jewelry for your big day, our pieces are easy-to-wear, versatile, and affordable…all with a little bit of our olive + piper luxe! 



Our Jewelry


Our selection of jewelry includes a handful of carefully curated pieces and a number of exclusive styles designed here at our Vancouver studio. Three years in, we started learning how to create our own designs because we really wanted to be able to control the materials and quality of each piece you wear. Most of our designs are crafted with 14K gold plating or rhodium plating, glass crystals, cubic zirconia, hypoallergenic, nickel free and lead free materials.

 

 

 

The Team



Our team works very closely together to make olive + piper tick - that's because there's only TWO of us! (and Ollie the pup, he counts right?) Tania has her hands in literally every part of the business, while Clarissa works hard to bring our designs to life. Together, we're working hard to keep you looking your best! When you get a package or an email, you can be sure it was sent by one of them.


 

TANIA YAN
Founder

 

Coffee or tea
Black coffee

School
Cell Biology and Genetics

Zodiac
Scorpio

Guilty pleasure
Going out to eat. Foot massages.

Makes you happy
sunshine

Favorite food
Sushi. Cookies.

Workout
 No thanks. Or kick boxing.

Random fact
I can't swim

> More about Tania

CLARISSA PERSIANI
Jewelry Designer

 

Chocolate or candy 
Chocolate mint

Home
Porto Alegre, Brazil

School 
Graphic Design

Zodiac
Virgo

Guilty pleasure
Staying in bed

Makes you happy
Traveling

Siblings
2 beautiful sisters. I'm in the middle.

Random fact
I wanted to be a doctor

> More about Clarissa

OLIVER PEDRO BEAN
Chief Pet Officer & Office Greeter

 

Where are you from?
Mexico

How old are you
3.5 human years old

Zodiac
Libra

Head or belly scratches
Head!

Beach or city
The city. More to see!

Makes you happy
When people pet me

Favourite pastime
Staring at people

One weird fact
I can sleep in ANY position! 

> More about Ollie

 

The Beginning

 

Sometime in 2012, after trying to turn a few hobbies into a business (and failing), I found another hobby to keep myself busy. I had wanted to start an online store for a while, mostly because I wanted to see if I could do it at all. I had some work experience in e-commerce and loved jewelry from working at Aldo. So I decided to give it a go - an online jewelry store. In October, I launched a little side thing called Olive + Piper, with some savings, a handful of products and a degree in Sciences.  

 

In a year's time, I was so over my day job, desperate to get out. I couldn't find a new job so I decided to quit. And I did. (I kept it a secret from my family, because quitting your job without a back-up plan, and having just got a new home is completely irresponsible. Don't do it.)


With no luck finding work and literally having no income, I spent my days working on olive + piper instead. A lot of my motivation was fuelled by being sick of eating boiled cabbage for dinner and a fear of losing my home (and then having to tell my parents what I did).

Over time, things picked up, although it was unpredictable. There would be good days, followed by weeks where I thought to myself wtf and just cried. Fast forward, a few of years later, we managed to make it to where we are - all thanks to you guys and all your support. You literally kept me alive.


I've always loved jewelry. I think it can do so much for you. The jewelry you wear with your outfit can drastically change how it looks, and change how you feel about yourself. It's the finishing touch and that extra boost of confidence. So thanks for being here, reading this and joining us on this journey. Now back to work to bring you your next favorite bauble. ;)

xoxo,
Tania