Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Custom work in the studio

Did you know we adore making custom pieces for our clients ? We'll work closely with you to create the most gorgeous, beloved one-of-a-kind ring, necklace, cuff, what-have-you that reflects the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind qualities of you, its wearer. And, obviously, we're not afraid to get our hands dirty. 
From start to finish -- a Tula Design ring in the making!
All our pieces are made in Los Angeles, using sustainable practices, as well as recycled metals and conflict-free gems. 

Give me a shout via email if you'd like to make something gorgeous for yourself. Or check out my etsy shop

xx ~ Marisa

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why It's Important to Recycle Gold

We strive to be mindful about our impact on the planet - making all of our jewelry locally, exclusively purchasing our stones from trustworthy, family-run sources (not to mention that all of our diamonds are conflict-free), and recycling our gold and silver whenever possible.

Why? Because of the horrific and life-threatening ways in which new gold is mined. Please take a minute and a half and watch the trailer to this film "The Money Stone." It's an educational glimpse into the gold-mining trade of Ghana, as it struggles to keep up with an oppressive international demand for new gold. 


Here's a still from The Money Stone:

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Black Diamonds + Leather Clutches

Spring has sprung! The days are longer, the sun is beaming, and we just couldn't wait to share this exciting news with you - we're adding leather bags and clutches to our Tula Collection! All designed by us and made here in Los Angeles.

Here's a sneak peek from our recent photo shoot. Black diamonds, tassles, and animal prints. Are you as excited as we are? Stay tuned! 

Downtown L.A. photo shoot sneak peek! Coming soon to our new site...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rainy weekend inspiration

It's raining in California and there's currently a tornado watch, which is crazy! But a little rainstorm isn't going to stop me from feeling inspired by denim and turquoise, two of my absolute favorite creations in the entire world. Happy weekend, everyone!
~ Marisa