Get to Know Maral Artinian of Marli Jewelry

It’s no wonder that the signature style—graphic lines, geometric forms, and cutouts—in Maral Artinian’s Marli line are so strong: Artinian hails from the family who owns Sartoro, a high-end jeweler well known in Europe. Artinian debuted Marli in 2014, inspired by “urban life, pop culture, fashion, and contemporary art,” says Artinian, “to satisfy a mid-price gap in the market.” She works with her brother Saro Artinian, who serves as Marli’s product developer, and a design team to sketch styles that are then cast and manufactured in Thailand. Expect to see 18k gold and diamonds—American favorites—and the occasional lapis, onyx, or white agate. Marli received a nod for best design in the diamond and gold category under $20,000 at the Couture 2015 show, and her work has been seen on celebrities such as Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lopez.

Jewelry designer Maral Artinian of Marli Jewelry

Jewelry designer Maral Artinian of Marli Jewelry

Starting retail price: $900

Accounts: Five in the U.S., including the Tiny Jewel Box and Saks Fifth Avenue, and two overseas accounts, including Harvey Nichols in Dubai

Trade fairs: Couture 2015

Retailer buy-in: The buy-in starts at $15,000.

Contact: Marli, New York City; 646-370-4982

Marli IV ring in 18k gold with diamonds

IV ring in 18k white gold with 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,730

Vines Cascade necklace in 18k white gold with 1.3 cts. t.w. diamonds by Marli

Vines Cascade necklace in 18k white gold with 1.3 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,200

Avventura cuff bracelet in 18k white gold with 8 cts. t.w. diamonds by Marli

Avventura cuff bracelet in 18k white gold with 8 cts. t.w. diamonds, $39,000

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