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Maria Pujana is featured in Pressure Life Magazine for Cleveland Fashion Week
Maria Pujana was recognized by the City of Cleveland during the Cinco de Mayo celebration as the first recipient in Northeast Ohio of the Ohtli award, given to her in September of 2015.
Visit the link below to learn more about the award she received.
CLEVELAND FASHION WEEK
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The jewelry designer, Maria Pujana from Marise Designs, had the pleasure of accessorizing Malan Breton’s Collection during New York Fashion Week 2016. The beautiful wedding dress was accessorized with a cascade of cultured pearl necklaces, giving it an elegant and glamorous look. The bracelet completes the ensemble. In her collection, Maria Pujana has several pearl based designs. They are a natural element that she loves as it adds a feminine style to any piece.
FASHION WEEK MADRID, SPAIN
Channel 8 interview at Saks Fifth Avenue – Beachwood, Ohio.
Fight your inner tightwad: A pre-Colombian warrior pendant adorns a coral necklace runs $2,550.
Eccentric jewelry, which can be more affordable and versatile than diamonds, may be just what the doctor ordered.
Dr. Maria Pujana, that is, whose line of jewelry inspired by her world travels and ancient cultures is on display at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco through Monday. Prices range from $375 for Tanzanite earrings to more than $2,550 for beaded pendant necklaces.
From pre-Colombian turtle earrings in silver and gilded in 24-carat gold to coral strands with pre-Colombian warrior pendants in 24-carat gold plate to gold bracelets done in gold mesh with cultured pearls and even green amethyst necklaces, the work is historical and contemporary at the same time.
Pujana, a native of Spain, was born to a mother who was a fashion designer. As a child, she visited jewelers with her mother and sketched necklace and brooch designs, quietly listening while her mother explained what she wanted to the gem maker. Her mother would look down at the sketch pad in surprise, she said, and declare the drawing was exactly what she’d envisioned.
For two decades, she’s lived in Cleveland with her husband and now teaches at Case WesteReserve University.
Eight years ago, she tapped back into her childhood dreams and began designing jewelry. She met Oscar de la Renta at an event, and began working with one of his assistants, Javier Larrainzar, who developed his own clothing line in Spain, to design accessories for his fashion week shows in Madrid.
In San Francisco, tourist Gina Kazimir, owner of a strategic communications from Bel Air, Md., eyed a strand of green amethysts in a necklace. “The use of stones and design is beautiful. The balance is exquisite. You’re not going to see these on everybody.”
Well, not unless they go shopping before Monday.
Posted By: Carolyne Zinko | October 11 2008 at 12:00 PM
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