MARCELA: We start by collecting images of items that inspire us, into a shared folder. We have a very straightforward signature and I think that even if we wanted to, it would be really hard for us to deviate from that because we know what we like and have a very strong sense of our brand. We are extremely in sync in our design aesthetic and complement each other. So, it's a matter of sharing images, and then putting a pen to the paper. We start drawing and sketching and end up sketching a million things. Sometimes, nothing comes out of it, but then one day comes around where we see a sketch of ours and evolve it to something truly beautiful.
JASON: From the beginning we always knew what we wanted. Marcela and I have different styles, but we complement each other in the best ways. We are able to be honest with one other and say no or yes to each other with certain ideas. Then, we build on it and we get samples. Sometimes the samples don't work out and sometimes they turn into some
JASON: There are numerous interviews where you read about how individuals get started in their business ventures and they say that they jumped in with two feet first. I've always heard that over and over again, but it really is true. Marcela and I were working together for a corporate company and were always paired on projects. From that, we became great friends and are now family. It was always in the back of our heads thinking about why anyone isn’t doing these types of designs in jewelry and we knew that there was a place in the market for it. At this point, Marcela and I were both more settled, we were both getting married - Marcela was having children, and we decided that the time to start our business was now.
MARCELA: I love to layer my pieces. I always say I look like a Christmas tree where I am constantly putting on more and more jewelry. I wear earrings every single day – today I’m wearing the Icon earrings. And I definitely never forget to wear my rings, especially when I’m working. There is something about it that’s truly powerful. The Nova ring is the ring I chose to wear today. On top of that, I am also currently wearing our rainbow bracelet that I have paired with a new cuff piece, that will be in our future collections coming soon. And the great thing about our pieces is that you can really wear them with anything.
MARCELA: Probably a necklace that my mom made for me when I was a baby. My mom loves making jewelry for fun and she made this piece specially for me. It is a green emerald necklace with a beautiful gold M initial.
MARCELA: Jason and I are very in sync with where we draw inspiration. We love architecture and home design. Every time we’re walking in the furniture district in New York, I’m always staring at pieces that draw me in. For example, a chair that I see in a window of a furniture store could be transformed into an earring. I feel like our collection is really like rooted in New York and in the art deco and the Chrysler building and all of that. It is like a power underside and like our collections, just strong. Our pieces are designed for that strong woman who wants to be noticed.
Versatile, convertible, and strong