Noura Sakkijha grew up in a family of jewelers. Surrounded by diamonds and shiny things, Sakkijha didn’t find the sexism of the jewelry industry appealing but she realized that she did enjoy jewelry for her own pleasure.
Mejuri was founded in 2013. Sakkijha wanted to create a jewelry company for women who wanted to buy jewelry for themselves and not wait for a man to give it to her on a special occasion.
In April 2019, Mejuri raised $23 million in Series B funding.
In 2020, the company allocated $120,000 in educational scholarships for Black women and nonbinary people in Canada and the United States through its Empowerment Fund.
In September 2020, the company began offering a line of jewelry for men.
Mejuri maintains a corporate office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.