A few words from the designer:
Hi I’m Marja (rhymes with aria), the designer and maker behind MGG Studio. Once upon a time I was convinced I was going to become an academic, but the siren song of the jewellery studio was just too strong. After dabbling in jewellery (and just about every other medium) when I was younger, I picked it back up while I was pursuing my Ph.D. Once I got my hands on a torch the rest was history: after I finished my doctoral degree I found I couldn't stay away, and now I spend my hours in the jewellery studio rather than the lab.
I draw my inspiration from sources as diverse as modernist sculpture and the curves of the female form. As a metalsmith, it's important to me to pair these bold, sculptural designs with everyday ease, so I craft each of my modern, minimal pieces to feel as good as it looks. All of my jewellery is handmade by me and my assistants in my small studio. I'm proud to support other American small businesses and craftspeople by working in partnership with independent casting houses and my local stonesetters. I also believe that good design should go hand in hand with sustainability, so I make efforts to use reclaimed and fair-mined metals well as ethically-sourced diamonds in my handmade jewellery.