Meet Benh Pham of Year 901


Simple & minimal jewelry handcrafted in downtown LA. YEAR 901 strives to create subtle, simple – yet striking jewelry that becomes an everyday wardrobe staple.


How did you get started?

“I started making jewelry about 4 years ago just to give as gifts. One holiday season, I took about 25 orders via Instagram and decided to make my hobby into a passion project.”

What is the inspiration for the brand name?

“901 comes from my old mentor. It was our street address. I continued to use the number and I moved on to other things. To me it symbolizes taking what I’ve learned and applying it to the next part of my life and also remembering where I came from. 901 is coincidentally my Apt. number as well, which is where I make all my jewelry. 😀 ”

What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome to get started?

“Adapting to a ‘no excuses’ mentality when juggling between my fast paced full time job and making jewelry”

What was that “Just Do It” moment for you to get started?

“Last October (2015) I launched my website, fulfilled my first 2 wholesale orders and sold out my first show. It really showed me how dedicated I am to making this happen.


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About: We believe in well-made, reasonably priced items that add something special to every outfit. YEAR 901 uses traditional metalsmithing techniques including wire wrapping, hand forging and lost wax casting.

With a focus on sustainability, we take pride in crafting each piece by hand with locally sourced items and recycled metals & materials as much as possible.
Category: Jewelry

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