Welcome to your heartquarters

Our Story

At Collective Hearts, we are fueled and empowered by love, devoted to opening our hearts and those around us.

In November of 2017, Lisa Rueff dreamt up the design for the original Collective Hearts necklace - believing there’s a need for so much more love in the world. She brought her design to Amy Nordstrom, a world-class jeweler, and together they created the very first piece. Lisa placed it on her neck, went about her day, and the response was overwhelming. More than a conversation starter, the necklace created opportunity for warm compliments, true connection, and heart-centered conversation. The Collective Hearts necklace started a movement and seemingly overnight a heart tribe of love warriors was born.

Our Team

Meet our Collective Hearts team, and welcome to our ever-expanding heart tribe as we spread love worldwide.

Lisa Rueff is a multi-faceted love warrior on a heart-based mission to ignite more love worldwide. In the span of five years, she built a home for children in Haiti, ran a wish-granting music foundation, created the board game Sparked, and continues to orchestrate global events, lead international humanitarian retreats, and many other unique endeavors. She loves connecting and empowering people to their highest potential, purpose and passions. Learn more.  

Jennifer Freas is an experienced strategist and marketing professional with an MBA from Berkeley's Haas School of Business. To quote Maya Angelou: “my mission in life is not just to merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Jennifer brings these features to life in Collective Hearts, spreading the mission and building our heart-tribe. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids and running in the foothills of Marin.

Vanessa Higgins is an Australian-born Marin businesswoman, mother of three, and owner of restaurant Playa in Mill Valley. Her passion for Collective Hearts jewelry became apparent when gifting the heart necklaces to friends and family. Feeling the magic in each one, it was not long before she teamed up with Lisa to spread the love on a grander scale. She brings the message that everyone deserves to be loved, and that the best and most beautiful things in this world must be felt with the heart.

Meghan Duffy is a Realtor, CPA, and entrepreneur with a passion for supporting others and building community. Meghan is a busy mom of three, and when she slowed down and opened her heart, this amazing tribe of women poured into her life. The Collective Hearts necklaces represented her love and passion for people so perfectly that she had to be a part of the company and its mission.

Amy Nordstrom's distinct work is inspired by nature and forged by hand. Every piece she makes is bent, cut and hammered out of a vision that literally takes shape in her hands. She does not use computer software or sketches. Each piece is made of carefully selected gold and silver. Amy continues to be inspired every day by the spectacular natural beauty of Marin County, music of all kinds, and her husband and two children.