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About the Designer

About the Designer

For over two decades, Maria Tash has been revolutionizing the fine jewelry and piercing industries by creating innovative designs under her eponymous label based in New York City. With a fresh perspective that lives at the intersection of beauty, fashion and jewelry, Maria has carved a unique position as a founder, innovator and designer. She has developed a technique through which each client's personal style and anatomy guide a curated assortment of studs and rings, combined to best flatter the wearer. Art meets science with Maria’s approach to both design and piercing, driven largely by her desire to deliver not only a look but a feeling of beauty to her clients.

A native New Yorker, Maria studied at Columbia University before moving abroad to attend King’s College in London. It was there that her love of fine jewelry, which was instilled in her at a young age by her mother, was fused with her passion for piercings. Sensing a void in the market, Maria began her career creating custom navel jewelry, and opened her first studio in 1993 in Manhattan’s East Village.

A designer at heart, Maria’s jewelry is defined by its quality, workmanship and innovation. At the core of her collections are the Threaded Studs, Clicker Rings and True-fit navel curves, each designed with precision and accuracy for piercing and how they sit on the body. In the pursuit of making her jewelry as flush to the skin as possible, Maria developed invisible set diamonds, which are notched and set below the crown, creating the look of a suspended stone. Using 14k and 18k gold as the setting for all styles in her collection, she sources white, yellow, rose and black golds and has perfected the art of incorporating stones that appear both intricate yet delicate. The name Maria Tash is now synonymous with curation and self- expression; ‘The Curated Ear’ has come to represent a franchise she has made her own.

Today, Maria and her team of trained experts are at the forefront of the fine jewelry and piercing industries, having earned a reputation for offering the best service and expertise in the curation of individualized styles. Maria opened her flagship store in New York City in 2004. In 2016, the brand began expanding internationally with the opening of a shop at Liberty London. Maria Tash has since opened permanent locations in Rome, Dublin, Harrods London, and Dubai with plans to continue expanding globally. With a cult following of celebrity clients including Rihanna, Zoë Kravitz, Blake Lively and Jennifer Lawrence to name a few, Maria Tash is the leading fine jewelry and luxury piercing destination for influencers and tastemakers around the world.