I don’t know exactly when I came across Young In The Mountains but it was somewhere last year. I instantly adored Mariele Ivy’s aesthetic and the materials she used. Which is 100% American mined stone inlay, conflict-free diamonds and of course recycled metals. That being said, I was lovestruck. I haven’t ever seen anything like her designs which are edgy, refreshing and so damn unique too.
Something which I also from designers like Mariele, doing everything…EVERYTHING by themselves. It’s really admirable. A one-woman-show.
Her creations are very unique and I am personally really in love with Mariele’s signature style, which also means I have to add one of her rings to my evergrowing #mojwishlist. A girl can never have enough rings right?
As for now, here are some of her incredible creations and a video of her design process for you to enjoy (More to come on her work, herself, etc in the near future! So stay tuned!).
The desert is a constant source of renewal and inspiration for Mariele. She studied silversmithing in northern Mexico and lapidary at Ghost Ranch in the American Southwest. You definitely can see this influence in her jewelry. Looking at her jewelry you can sense nature. The colors remind you of rivers and mountains. They also happen to have this ‘chill’-vibe. With this I mean they make you feel more relaxed and carefree, zen in a way. Mystical too and free. Nature is captivating and so are every one of her creations.
All images via YITM, Video thanks to Mariele | Collage and edits by MoJ