Studio Mari is a Los Angeles based jewelry studio by Mari Beltran. Each piece is first created by Mari by hand before being cast by local artisans. Her designs are sculptural, distinctive, and timeless. I had the honor of photographing some of her pieces (analog and digital).
The Joan ring came to me at a very pivotal time in my life, and it has become a staple object that reminds me of my own tenacity and individuality. The description reads: “this ring is all about the swerve - veering off course to find new adventures.” When I slide it onto my ring finger, I consciously take-in the act of bravery of diving into the unknown to start anew in New Mexico. It's only fitting that Mari’s work is inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.
The Crescent rings are incredibly versatile, and I love to wear them both together and separately. They are inspired by the waxing and waning of the moon, and I always feel this in the feminine power they exude.
I am excited to see what Mari continues to create as her studio grows and evolves.