The HOWARD Team is excited to welcome you to the world of revolutionary fine jewellery designer Maria Tash! Our newest designer collection features covetable specialized, of-the-moment jewellery of the highest quality. Maria's designs are ornately decorative, featuring fine jewellery elements and decadent embellishments. We searched far and wide for a line that we felt many of our existing (and new!) clients would connect with. Ears come in all shapes and sizes, and we believe an earring collection should be unique to the individual. We're so excited to start styling and curating your personalized collection with you!
Spike Earrings: Equal parts grace and edge, a single long silhouette diamond is suspended from a classic eternity hoop. This unique diamond shape was developed and perfected by Maria, and looks striking in any Lobe.
For over two decades, Maria Tash has been revolutionizing the fine jewellery and piercing industries by creating innovative designs under her eponymous label based in New York City. With a fresh perspective that lives at the intersection of beauty, fashion and jewellery, Maria has carved a unique position as a founder, innovator and designer. She has developed a technique through which each client's personal style and anatomy guide a curated assortment of studs and rings, combined to best flatter the wearer.
A native New Yorker, Maria studied at Columbia University before moving abroad to attend King’s College in London. It was there that her love of fine jewellery, which was instilled in her at a young age by her mother, was fused with her passion for piercings. Sensing a void in the market, Maria began her career creating custom navel jewellery, and opened her first studio in 1993 in Manhattan’s East Village.
Today, Maria and her team of trained experts are at the forefront of the fine jewellery and piercing industries, having earned a reputation for offering the best service and expertise in the curation of individualized styles. Maria opened her flagship store in New York City in 2004. In 2016, the brand began expanding internationally with the opening of a shop at Liberty London. Maria Tash has since opened permanent locations in Rome, Dublin, Harrods London, and Dubai with plans to continue expanding globally. With a cult following of celebrity clients including Rihanna, Zoë Kravitz, Blake Lively and Jennifer Lawrence to name a few, Maria Tash is the leading fine jewellery and luxury piercing destination for influencers and tastemakers around the world!
What's the Maria Tash difference?
Maria Tash was the first to offer secure, internally threaded jewellery in a 19 gauge (0.9mm) thickness, roughly the same thickness as earring posts that use a traditional "friction" or "butterfly" backing. Tash threaded jewellery is perfect for earlobe, ear cartilage, or nostril piercings, and offers all the benefits of internal threading without stretching your piercing to a larger gauge.
Maria invented the first rings that use a hinge mechanism and "clicker" style closure to open and securely close on a scale appropriate for body jewellery, as an alternative to rings that twist open and closed. This popular design is offered in white, yellow, and rose gold, and commercial Grade 2 titanium.
INNOVATIVE INVISIBLE SETTING
Maria Tash is on an enduring quest for the lowest possible gem settings. Her newest "invisible" setting achieves a look unlike anything else on the market, with the edge of the setting underneath the ridge of the diamond. For this look, Maria has each diamond notched below the girdle of the stone, and precision setters carefully push specially-designed prongs into these notches to hold the stone securely. The resulting look is a diamond that seems to float on top of the skin, with the setting completely invisible.
"My design process always starts with a sketch. Then I create a 3D rendering and do product try-ons with the team in the office to figure out ‘How good is it?’. Sometimes we will wear a sample for weeks to make sure it will live on the body comfortably for a long period of time.” - Maria Tash
Maria Tash's famous "clicker ring" design, featuring a clicking mechanism that makes insertion and removal easy.
Using 14K and 18K gold as the setting for all styles in her collection, she sources white, yellow, rose and black golds and has perfected the art of incorporating stones that appear both intricate yet delicate. The name Maria Tash is now synonymous with curation and self-expression; ‘The Curated Ear’ has come to represent a franchise she has made her own. We believe whether you have one piercing or many, 'The Curated Ear' can be enjoyed by jewellery lovers of any age and personal style!
Are you ready to layer on the luxury?! We invite you to shop our entire Maria Tash Collection here!