About Derive

 About Derive Jewelry


Derive (verb) - /de'riv/ - to take or receive something from a source.

A spontaneous journey where the traveler is guided by the landscape.

Collected like moments

Jewelry is a souvenir and travel companion, a celebration of places or people, a reminder of personal decisions.

Collecting pieces like moments, your jewelry has the power to transport you. 

I see jewelry for both its beauty and what it comes to represent. Your jewelry becomes a collection of times and memories, gathered along the journey.


Designed for discovery

Inspired by adventure, Derive Jewelry draws on both travels far and wide, as well as the land at our feet.

The central Oregon landscape that surrounds me infuses my work. The high desert sun, the mountains and valleys, an endless expanse of sky. All are reflected in my designs and materials.

As I craft your jewelry, my thoughts often wander further afield. My free-spirited pieces are inspired by the call of the wild and the world. In each are thoughts of journeys past and dreams of where they may yet travel…


Born from the earth, inspired by the earth

My brand name is a nod to origin and creation, deriving both materials and inspiration from the earth.

Ever grateful for what it gives us, Derive Jewelry honors the beauty of our world. With nature-inspired textures, color palettes, and gemstones, my pieces are from and of the earth.

Using sustainably sourced materials, I add beautiful, natural gemstones to sterling silver and 14kt gold fill. Every scrap of leftover metal is refined to be used again for an everlasting cycle of inspiration and craft.


About The Designer

Erica Porch, designer and founder of Derive.

Every piece of Derive is designed by me and handcrafted by my small team and I here in central Oregon where it all began. We saw and solder, hammer and form, choose and set natural gemstones. Each piece I design begins with an idea and raw materials until it becomes a beautiful adornment. 

From local beginnings we now sell to over 150 independent retailers worldwide, and send our pieces across the globe from our website. I’m humbled and grateful to have my jewelry out in the world - it means everything to see my designs embraced with such love.

My work is inspired by a love for adventure. I’m a passionate traveler, whether I’m exploring nature here in Oregon or heading out on a wild adventure.

I'm humbled by the thought of my jewelry heading out into the world to join you on your journeys…

If you’d like to join me on mine, you’ll find inspiration, design, and travels over on our Instagram page at @derive_jewelry.