(Almost) All About Marina
Since time immemorial, women have been passionate about jewelry. Enthralling, inspiring and inexplicably desirable – jewels are the ultimate expression of our innermost feelings.
Even as a child, I was mesmerized by jewels. I would try on my mother’s jewelry as she dressed for dinner, bedecked in her swinging gold chains and sparkling earrings. I plunged my small hands into my grandmother’s suede jewelry case, enchanted by the elaborate, antique Victorian rings, the delicate cameo brooches and the romantic, flower-inspired studded bracelets.
Later, I developed a passion for imagining new settings and designs for antique jewelry, thrilled to see each item come alive again, just as I had envisioned – each one unique and just for me. Classical and contemporary. Timeless and ageless.
However, my journey into the world of jewelry design was long-winded, to say the least. Armed with a degree in Corporate Communications, I was plunged into the frenetic world of marketing and PR for many years. Even then, I always managed to find time to redesign and ultimately recreate jewels that I acquired on a whim or inherited along the way.
Now, mother of triplet teenage girls and, drawing on decades of life experience, the time has come to launch my own business, to follow my long-held dream of creating simply beautiful jewelry, that is just right for today’s professional woman. Marina Yglesias jewelry was born.
However, in today’s world, Marina Yglesias jewelry had to have sustainability at its core. And we decided to make it from Women, to Women. We indulge our love for beautiful craftsmanship and, in doing so, we contribute in a meaningful way to improving other women´s lives. Jewelry can – and should be – a powerful force for good.
The way ahead is clear: we want to empower women through education and training, enabling them to take on new job opportunities and rewarding careers. And – just like Marina Yglesias – one day, to make their own dreams come true.
What Makes Marina Yglesias Jewelry Special?
Unique Design – For Wonderful Women
We are all different, we are unique. And so are our designs. For every woman, for every style, temperament and taste. For all the special occasions in your life, but also the everyday moments that make life worth living.
Marina Yglesias sees her mission as offering today’s professional women access to high quality jewelry that can be worn on a daily basis, taking them effortlessly from formal office-wear to laidback evening chic.
Limited Editions and Unlimited Collections
Limited editions for unlimited creativity. We are inspired by our world and by our clients and are designing and creating every day. Because we really believe that small is beautiful.
Handcrafted. By Real People’s Hands
We are proud of our talented artisans who make each Marina Yglesias jewel a work of art and a work of love. We respect and care about how they live: we pay them fair wages and ensure their good working conditions.
Sustainability – A Journey
We know it is a journey of continuous improvement and affects everything we do: from sourcing the right artisans, to caring for our partners, packaging our jewels and managing our office environment. Join us on the journey and share your stories.
We Empower Women – With Women
We want to empower women by helping their communities to build a sustainable mode of living, that is both self-reliant and self-sufficient. And – just like Marina Yglesias – one day, to make their own dreams come true.