These creations are delicate but not fragile, created meticulously and worn effortlessly; They are elegant with an edge.
I create jewelry with longevity in mind; I appreciate the muted colors of the natural metal fresh off the bench as well as the natural shine and patina jewelry receives when worn day in and day out, all the signs of wear it gathers as it travels with you. I see these pieces as daily adornment transcending trends and instead reflecting timeless personal style. I design pieces while imagining them lasting and becoming heirlooms. I believe jewelry is meant to be treasured, absolutely loved & always worn.
The jewelry is created at a traditional jewelers bench using a combination of time-honored metalsmithing and goldsmithing techniques such as wax carving and casting; metal manipulation and fabrication using an array of hand tools; as well as torch soldering, sanding and polishing. Each piece is made scrupulously by hand and either one-of-a-kind or part of a limited edition or small scale production group.
Maricha Genovese is the owner, designer and maker.
Starting from very early childhood, Maricha has explored many artistic mediums, always finding joy in materials and visual expression. Making things with her hands has always been an important constant in her life, which is what led her to eventually enroll in college for art. At the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Maricha realized her love of creating three dimensional objects could be combined with her longtime fascination with miniatures as she decided to pursue a career in jewelry-making. In her years post-graduation, she has continued to hone her craft by apprenticing and working for her jewelry mentors, gaining skills in traditional goldsmithing. Maricha ultimately began creating her own line in 2013 while living across the country in San Francisco. She currently lives and works in New Jersey, her home state.