South China Morning Post

Sunday March 7 2010

Jen Brown
Who started it? Marijoli was founded in 2006 by Swiss-born jewellery designer Marielle Byworth. Having graduated with a degree in industrial design from the University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland, she moved to London with her new husband in 2005. There, she started a jewellery line on the advice of her brothers-in-law. Business took off when she moved to Tokyo and one of her bracelets, the Elema, was spotted on Japan's Miss Universe contestant. She recently moved to Hong Kong and has launched a bespoke service. Her designs have been spotted on celebrities such as Nelly Furtado, Kate Moss and Madonna.
Why we love it: Byworth's designs are heavily influenced by her Zen lifestyle and have an organic, fluid shape. Made from rhodium- or gold-plated sterling silver, they feature irregular cut-outs and are often studded with stones such as rubies or black diamonds. Her latest collection, Dragon on Fire, is a tribute to Hong Kong and features rubies and onyx.
What we'd pick: the signature Elema cuff with suede cords to tie it around the wrist (top right; HK$1,950). The Mactor earring (right; HK$990 each) can be worn on its own or layered with other styles. Another cool piece is the Dragon on Fire ring (top; HK$7,200).
Where can you get it? The collections are available at Brother & Sister, 1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2369 1991. A selection is also available online at

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