Award winning jewelry designer Marya Dabrowski comes from a long line of artists, sculptors and woodcarvers. She is a self-taught jeweler who began silver-smithing at the age of twelve. Later, she went on to study at the Academy of Jewelry Arts in New York, concentrating in gold granulation, hand-cutting of gems, and cloisonne enameling.
Marya's collections are notable for their unique juxtaposition of color. She is particularly inspired by the brilliant colors of little known gemstones such as Prehnite and Apatite.
“I like to pair complimentary colors with opposite colors. While it is not the obvious choice, it gives people something that they have never quite seen before. I work in the full spectrum of gemstones with all the spectacular colors that nature provides.”
Intrigued by the techniques mastered in past millennia, Marya’s work features the ancient and intricate precision of gold granulation. She skillfully blends her own techniques with those handed down from the past, to create bright, signature jewelry in her own unique style.
With an innate sense of color and a natural affinity for
shape and symmetry, Marya’s constantly evolving designs have earned
her an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award, as
well as two coveted JCK Readerís Choice Awards (to be announced in May
2008). To view a list of Marya's accomplishments click here.