Our Story

 

“Jewelry has offered me the ability to meet people from all walks of life, young and old, hear their stories, help them embrace their inner beauty and enhance with jewelry. I am so blessed to be able to share my heart through my work and I am so thankful for everyone who wants to join the journey with me.”

 

Hi! I’m Maggie Villamaria and I am so excited to share with you a piece of my heart through my designed jewelry, made just for you. I have refined my jewelry to be a wearable form of art that makes any woman feel beautiful and stylishly modern, while not overspending.

 

Growing up in a small town in the heart of Texas, I had a special taste for fashion and art. I learned from a young age that I wanted to spend the rest of my life pursuing these passions. In college, I developed a curiosity for handmade jewelry and purchased materials from my local craft store. I began selling my jewelry within my sorority house, and soon expanded my brand across Greek life and then the city of Austin. Because my customers were often friends and family, I appreciated the sense of community my brand was creating.


After college, my dream fashion career led me to New York City where I started working for name brands such as Diane Von Furstenberg, luxury shoe designer Isa Tapia, and ready to wear brand L'agence. Throughout my career in fashion, my jewelry business remained a consistent passion that I devoted time to outside of work. I woke up at 5 a.m. to make jewelry and sketch before my full-time job and often continued my work late into the night, using my tiny apartment as studio space.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was let go from my job due to layoffs throughout the fashion industry. Although intimidated by the uncertainty of being self-employed, I decided to fully immerse myself in my jewelry business. Now after two years of being self-employed, I have achieved goals and reached milestones beyond my wildest dreams, like being on the Today Show, and celebrating my own art with others through my personal social accounts. As a girl from a small town who worked hard to get to New York and work in the fashion industry, I’m here to encourage others that their dreams are possible and attainable, too.


My dad always says, “Work hard. Smile big. And tell the truth.” I hope to share this mantra with all of those who encounter my jewelry and my story.

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