About Marina J.
has been fascinated by the art of European pearl weaving since she was a child. Born and educated in Moscow, Marina is one of the few designers in the world skilled in the all-but-forgotten art of pearl weaving. Made from the finest pearls and precious gems, Marina’s jewelry evokes another time, interpreted for the modern woman. While some of her designs use strictly pearls; others incorporate diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds with the use of antique pendants and broaches. “When I came to the United States, I wanted to use my knowledge of the old world for the creation of something new,” says Marina, who is based in Beverly Hills, but regularly sells to the most exclusive jewelry stores in Europe and North America. At the beginning of her career, Marina J’s unique talent made her an important jewelry restorer at the auction houses of Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Yet, her vision as a designer brought her well deserved recognition. Today, Marina’s pieces are worn by such actresses as Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand, and Nicole Kidman, as well as numerous private clients. “The technique of pearl weaving, which I use throughout my designs, gives pearls and other gems a unique, sensual feel on a woman’s body,” says Marina, “Although my pieces are inspired by history, they are timeless in style and can be passed down from generation to generation.” Pearl weaving, which dates back to the renaissance, was very time consuming and expensive.