Slyling with Olivia

Gorgeous Olivia Buckingham and I at Aron and 
Laura Harilela talking about her latest shoot for
Quintessentially Magazine in Lantau's beach.

Miss Buckingham went sea side to shoot Mulberry nude dress
Gucci evening dresses and of course Marijoli Jewellery.

 Maress cuff sterling silver gold plated

Elema earrings sterling silver rhodium plated

Matreck (beans) earrings with Maress cuff sterling silver gold rhodium plated.

Make up : Steven Harvey
Hair Alex : Chui
Photographer : Ed Leong
Stylist : Olivia Buckingham


Hi everyone,
This will be the last fair before X-Mas.
So don't miss it

Doors will be open to the public from 11am - 7pm
Mother's Choice will be bringing their kids down between:
·         11am-1pm : 9 toddlers and 12 children with special needs (aged 3-6). In addition, we will have 6 staff and 24 volunteers accompanying them.
·         2-4pm: 10 children aged 4-14 from our Foster Care services together with 5 staff
·         4-6pm: 9 children aged 8-17 from our Small Group Homes together with 2 staff

Laur for MAKRA N.1

What Marijoli jewellery inspire you?

More than organic shape it inspires me sensuality; the essential essence of femininity...

What do you do to reconnect within yourself (Zen moment) and where in Hong Kong you can find it?

Yoga and meditation help me to find my own balance.
Hong Kong: new in the city, I don't know yet all secrets of this megapolis and enjoying everyday to discover;
I love to make a stop in the temple at the end of  Hollywwod road.
The inside atmosphere makes a rupture/contrast with the city and immerse you in a peaceful world.

If you have to describe yourself and your professional background with two sentences what would that be?

I always had a strong determination on what I want to do and where I want to go.
This bring me to open my creative studio in the design field first in Paris, then in Japan in 2002, and now in Hong Kong. I like to observe then to trust my instinct to move on....

Model : Laur Meyrieux
Occupation : Creative director - Interior designer


Pendant yellow gold 9ct with amethyst and diamonds

Sixth Chakra : Crown

LOCATION : Top of the head

FUNCTIONS : Knowledge, information, understanding. This chakra is our spiritual gateway and higher self. It’s essence is that of blissfulness

Responsible for our head and nervous system. Symptons of a blocked 7th chakra might include Migraine, Headaches & Depression
ASSOCIATED COLOUR : Violet, white and clear

ELEMENT : Thought

Where to buy : click here

Glwadys for MAKRA N.2

What Marijoli jewellery inspire you?


What do you do to reconnect within yourself (Zen moment) and where in Hong Kong you can find it?

Dinner at Caprice

If you have to describe yourself and your professional background with two sentences what would that be?

Still haven't found out

Model : Gwladys Fremiot
Occupation : Student


Pendant yellow gold 9ct with sapphires

Sixth Chakra : Third Eye/Brow
LOCATION : Central cavity of the brain, centered above the eyebrows
FUNCTIONS : Known as the psychic energy center, this chakra is highly active in mediums. It’s basis is the intuition faculty and governs our senses.
It is the link from which we perceive the higher zones and higher planes. It’s essence is within the astral and dreaming worlds
SYMPTOMS : of a blocked 6th chakra might include headaches, blurred vision, blindness and eyestrain.

Where to buy : click here



Art and retail lovers – start your engines and get ready for 10+ POP UP STORE to shop for leading Hong Kong brands among an exclusive display of works by celebrated Hong Kong artists. From Thursday 1st December to Saturday 3rd December 2011, 10+ POP UP STORE will offer the unique opportunity to shop for yourself and your Christmas presents in a private art gallery space, while enjoying an interesting trio of talks and readings at the same time.

At the three-day pop up store, 12 select brands – including Marleen Molenaar, niin, and MISCHA – will provide a range of fashion labels, jewellery including Marielle Byworth for MARIJOLI and accessories, design products and children’s brands to fulfill all your retail needs. The experience will be graced by a backdrop of art by favourite local artists such as Lee Kit, Angela Su and Karen Lai. At 7pm on Thursday 1st December, you can also take in a talk on Creative Entrepreneurship. The same time on Friday 2nd December will bring a special Art Talk and Walk Through. Saturday 3rd December will be for the kids, who will be entertained by children’s book readings at 4pm.

Delicious refreshments will be on offer for full days of shopping and socialising.

A proportion of all sale proceeds and donations made at 10+ POP UP STORE will go to Helping Hand ( to fund a festive season party for the old people that the charity supports.

Thursday 1st December: 12pm – 8pm
Friday 2nd December: 11am – 8pm
Saturday 3rd December: 10am – 5pm

X-Mas sale at KEE CLUB

Christmas FAIR at KEE on November 28
SALES are ON for stunning gifts with local designers 

Marijoli will have special discount on that day :)

1er essaie Jewellery Art

Marielle Byworth invite you to discover her First Fine
jewellery pieces at the International Designer Arena.

From 24-27 November (from 10.30am till 18pm) Where : Booth Number is U21c
Convention Center

”International Designer Arena” will include selections of outstanding jewelry designers, silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelry artists all over the world to showcase their imaginative masterpiece. Since 2008, the arena has gathered talented designers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherland, United States etc. to showcase their masterpieces. It is not only a place where designers exhibit their unique design, but also exchanging ideas and inspiration for their very original creations. In the past three years, the arena has showcased thousand pieces of functional sculpture artworks that are wearable, and include such pieces as rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, etc. attracting global jewelry enthusiasts who have the best eye for design.

Rima Maktabi

While working on her show in the Middle East,
Rima Maktabi from CNN is wearing MABE cuff from Marijoli.

Diana for MAKRA N. 3

What Marijoli jewellery inspire you?

I love the Marijoli cuffs in silver. I like wearing them as a pair, one on each wrist. They look like something a mystical goddess would wear.

What do you do to reconnect within yourself (Zen moment) and where in Hong Kong you can find it?

I swim everyday to music. Being underwater to the music of Schubert is wonderful. I also ride horses in Clearwater Bay at an equestrian centre flanked by a country park on one side and the ocean on the other. It’s great reconnecting with nature. It doesn’t at all feel like you’re in HK and can forget all your stresses.

If you have to describe yourself and your professional background with two sentences what would that be?

I immerse myself in the worlds of art, fashion and creativity, meeting incredible and inspiring people around the world. Being a part of this makes me realize that there is so much beauty, so much to challenge, provoke, make you think and question. 

Model : Diana D'Arenberg
Occupation : Writer/editor and art consultant


Pendant yellow gold 9ct with aquamarines

LOCATION: Midway point between the skull and the lower neck cavity
FUNCTION: As the name suggests this chakra works on our throat encouraging communication and creativity
PHYSICALLY: Works on our thymus and thyroid glands. Symptons of a blocked 5th chakra might include Hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations and back pain

Where to buy >>> click here

Olivia for MAKRA N. 4

What do you think about this collection?

The Mabe bracelet - it was my first piece of Marijoli jewellery and it inspires me because of its obscurity.... Not one circular shape is the same making them all irregular... No one is perfect after all!

What do you do to reconnect within yourself (Zen moment) and where in Hong Kong you can find it?

My ultimate Zen moment has to be my pilates/gyrotonic sessions with Mandy at the Landmark Mandarin Spa... It is the only time I can block out all worries and stresses at once because she pushes me to such an extent all I can do is to put all my energy into mind body and soul...

If you have to describe yourself and your professional background with two sentences
what would that be?

As a Pisces, I am creative imaginative and able to adapt in different circumstances... All of which enable me to put my best efforts in to being a Fashion Stylist...

Model : Olivia Buckingham
Occupation : Fashion Stylist


Pendant yellow gold 9ct with emeralds

LOCATION: 2-3 inches above the solar plexus in the centre of the chest
FUNCTION: Love centre, it controls our unconditional feeling and thoughts, associations, relations and compassion
PHYSICALLY: It is responsible for the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems
symptons of a blocked 4th chakra might include a heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia and difficulty in breathing

Where to buy >>> click here

Gigi for MAKRA N. 5

What do you think about this collection?

I think this collection is very unique due to the reason that the design of each pendant is simple, organic yet elegant. pendants are a smart way of expressing your moods and emotions while being trendy and stylish. no matter if you're in a pair of ripped jeans and a t-shirt or something that's formal, somehow the pendant shows your real, unpretentious personality.

What was your professional career and private life?

I travel for music festivals and dj gigs from house to jazz.

What are the places that inspire you in Hong Kong?

The design of clubs in Hong Kong inspire me the most.

Model : Gigi Lau
Occupation : Music Lover



Pendant yellow gold 9ct with citrines

The Third Chakra: Solar Plexus
LOCATION: Central cavity of the lungs, just below the breastbone.
FUNCTION: Root of our emotional balance, personal power and metabolic energy. When we feel upset, angry or hurt we often feel this chakra
PHYSICALLY: Works on the stomach and liver area
Symptons of a blocked 3rd Chakra may include Digestive difficulties, Liver problems, Diabetes, Nervous exhaustion and Food Allergies.

Where to buy >>> click here


Divia for MAKRA N.6

What do you think about this collection?

Matreck and Maying bracelets – I love their organic shape and edgy design.

What do you do to reconnect within yourself (Zen moment) and where in Hong Kong you can find it?

It’s hard to relax in Hong Kong because there is always so much going – it’s the city that never sleeps! However visiting the flower market in Prince Edward always makes me happy because I can just forget everything and take in the beauty. I love the ocean too as it always calms me. But rather than spend my day on a crowded beach, I prefer to look at it from high above in the mountains such as Dragon’s Back etc. If all else fails, a good reflexology or spa session does the trick!

If you have to describe yourself and your professional
background with two sentences what would that be?

A free spirit who loves life, exploring the world and learning new things. With my work, I try delve into the minds of people who create and try to explain their message to the world.

Model : Divia Harilela           
Occupation : Fashion editor and consultant


Pendant yellow gold 9k with orange sapphires

LOCATION: About one inch below the navel and about one inch inward towards the diaphram
FUNCTON: Emotions, sexuality and desires. It controls our relationships and social interactions with others
PHYSICALLY: Works on our lower intestines and digestive system.
Symptoms of a blocked 2nd Chakra might be Kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation and muscle spasms

The word chakra is a Sanskrit for wheel

Chakra symbols represent the circular centers of energy, and they correspond to the nerve plexuses and organs in the physical nervous system.
By focusing on these energy centers, and understanding the function of each, we are able to balance our energies, augment areas in our lives, and even facilitate healing.

Chakra practitioners spend years learning about the healing arts relating to these intricate energy centers.

Many individuals have chakra symbols embellished on clothing or keep these images near them in order to keep the attributes in their mind as they aspire to better balance and higher energy.

The idea was to develop 7 pendants related to 7 chakras by using relevant gem stones for each chakra.

The design is an interpretation from the original chakra into Marijoli’s  jewellery.

The serial of this 7 pieces was not to intend to create a healer pendant but it’s just an inspiration that I believe have the spirit of it!

Where to buy >> click here

sharing ideas with Octavio de la Roza

What a great and interesting meeting I had last Wednesday in
Lausanne at cafe Grancy with Octavio de la Roza.

Touched by the role of the Schizo dancer Natalie Portman's Black Swan I wanted to have a deeper understanding about the feeling of a "danseur étoile".  After a sip of expresso and a bit of magic passion's sharing we finally had to end our conversation as time was flying away. 

Seems the episode is not finished and that we can share both passion translated into a jewel.

About Octavio de la Roza.  Né  le 8 août 1978 danseur et chorégraphe argentin. Ancien danseur étoile de Maurice Béjart, il parcourt le monde entier en incarnant les premiers rôles du Béjart Ballet Lausanne, dont le célèbre Boléro de Maurice Ravel, avant de poser les fondations de sa propre compagnie en 2008.

Piecco for MAKRA N. 7

What do you think about this collection?

I believe in building positivity. This collection somehow directs me to a positive way, I guess it's the flow of those wonderful pieces...

What was your professional career and private life?

I am a leather goods designer. As for my private life, I spend lots of time doing yoga, seeing family and friends. I'm also a huge fan of US sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

What are the places that inspire you in Hong Kong?

I have to say the wet market. The odd part is I don't really cook but I believe the wet market truly touches our everyday lives and it's purely non-threatening, non-sexist, non-racist, non-classist!

Model : Piecco Pang
Occupation : Designer


Pendant yellow gold 9ct with rubies

FIRST CHAKRA: Base/Root Chakra
LOCATION: Behind the pubic bone
FUNCTION: Our grounding energy centre, keeping our feet firmly
on the ground and our mind focused on physical and creative matters
PHYSICALLY: It governs our reproductive organs and our sexual vitality
Symptoms of a blocked 1st Chakra might include problems in the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs
ASSOCIATED COLOURS: red, brown and black

Where to buy >>> Click here

Souvenir and Happy summer!

Taking little to Switzerlnad for the creation of the new line Marielle Byworth
Here is our latest time out from Philippines, Amanpulo.
Great resort and best Pilates studio ever.

I hope you will enjoy the serial of pictures I have done with my friends
in Hong Kong before I left. I will post it on my blog from July till end of August
to launch each pieces of jewellery.

Its a serial of seven pendants based on the
seven chakra. I have used rubies, oranges sapphires, 
emeralds, citrines, blue sapphires, amethysts, diamants and aquamarines.

Its all about serenity and the way we are all connected!
shhhh...I dont say one more word...wait and see for your self.
Happy Summer Vacation to all of you who work hard!

Lesbian Life interview with Inaia

Inaia @ Tazmania Ballroom Hong Kong


DJ collection

by Marielle Byworth

 Made of sterling silver, record vinyl and onyx

Lesbian Life interview with Inaia

click here for full interview


New point of sale!

Marijoli hits the Four Seasons Hong Kong, go check out the latest collection

My new MBT at Liger

Hilary and Dorothy spinning the dance floor in Causeway Bay. Come and see Liger x MBT collaboration. The silver MBT are a limited edition! one pair and I'm addicted

Relief Japan at the SPACE

Japan was not only the country that gave me the confidence to start Marijoli but mainly where I started meeting with a new generation.

This is why we are happy to participate at the summer sale, as part of the sale will go to "relief Japan".

Come and see our collection on May 14th at the SPACE in Hong
kong. We will have colorful bracelets for kids and a free bikini if you purchase more than 2 items that day.

For address see previous post.
Here with Sena at Dragon I visiting from Japan

International Women's Day Retail Initiative 2011

Nice lunch with the ladies today...Thanks Maxine and Michelle.

The Women’s Foundation is running a city-wide retail campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day which sees leading brands and outlets donating a portion of their proceeds in March to women's causes. We hope we can count on your positive support for this meaningful initiative!

Directed by Jean-Vital Joliat

What a great surprise when I opened my facebook messages
Have a look at CAN D - Chill out direct by JV!
Looking forward to work with my little 1/2bro back in Switzerland
(Would be nice to have your sister involve as well)

CAN D - CHILL OUT (© 1mdprod 2011)
Uploaded by 1mdprod. - Watch more music videos, in HD!

Morning mango

As promised here is a follow up on project S. First "esquisse" have been approved with Joel so we are now moving to the 3D model on computer.
We have been inspire by a slow animal using some of is figures into the jewelry.
As I write to you I'm discussing jewelry at breakfast next to the gong with my brother in law Peter Byworth about bracelet from Buccellati. Seems quiet an interesting piece made of silver and gold 18k with diamonds selling very well in the USA.
Oups! it's time for my daily yoga...

Using 2 billion years stones

Going for Thai massages well deserved.
On my way back my brother and I will introduce a new line of jewelry made out of carbon. It's indeed one of the oldest stone with some high energy power. Since I'm a new mum I have been concerned with mobile's radiation and how can I still use my iPhone and not compromise my baby's health. Will let you know more from be continued


Is your husband skipping Valentine’s Day on Purpose...?
Well,... here is a protective pair of cufflinks called Malentine to make your beloved focus!

Cufflinks sterling silver rhodium plated with pink MOP
Mother of Pearl, which is abbreviated MOP, is the “Stone of Sincerity”. It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, and is believed to enhance personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention.
The pearl has been known as a “stone of sincerity”, bring truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.

This stone is a great protective stone.
Where to buy?>>>> HERE!

Interview with Ahalife

Name: Marielle Byworth
Location: Hong Kong
Products: Elema bracelet and Matreck earrings

Marielle Byworth makes good use of her downtime. The Swiss-educated, Hong Kong-based designer came up with the idea for her Marijoli jewelry line while diving in the Maldives and Palau a few years ago. Fans of her nature-inspired pieces include Kate Moss and Madonna.

What inspired you to create this jewelry?
I had spent a lot of time diving in some beautiful spots like the Maldives and Palau and I became mesmerized by the beauty of nature. At the same time I was working with a jewelry maker to come up with some fresh designs and I really wanted to be able to replicate the beauty of the underwater world and have it with me at all times. A piece of jewelry was the perfect solution.

How were the pieces made?
The initial process started with the inspiration and working relationship above, from there I went to my Tokyo studio and started to draw designs. Once I was happy with the designs I made models in wax so I could play with the shapes. The next phase was to start talking with manufacturers. I then made a mold using the prototype that I had created. So many of my friends liked the model that I thought I would make some for gifts. Once I started to produce, more and more people started to buy and that’s how I went into production.

What was the big aha! you had while creating this product?
The moment I found the perfect shape and curve—it took a while.

Can you describe your creative process?
It’s kind of like a meditation process. I spend a lot of time focusing on a magical moment and focus on it the whole time when producing a piece.

What do you love about what you do?
That I can help people express themselves. I love seeing what people come up with. I worked with the Miss Universe Japan girls and they were very creative with how they wore the Elema piece—around a boot, covering a watch, around their necks. All extremely cool and saying something different. I particularly love seeing how proud people look when they are wearing my pieces.

How would you sum up your aesthetic/design philosophy?
Abstract minimalism with elegance and beauty that you can relate to.

What are you working on next?
I am working on a line for older people, children and parents using the power of healing stones

What would you like to do other than your current occupation?
I would like to broaden what I design to include a range of bags, belts and accessories.

Curated by Kimmie Smith for Ahalife

I'm still here

Joaquin growing the beard, getting into drugs, trying to be a rapper, it was all planned out...he was ACTING! Brilliant Elaborate performance of Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix. Digging relashonship of Media and Celebrities.

2011, Tiger by my side

New is the year,
New are the hopes and aspirations,
New is the resolution
New are the spirits that will make your wishes come true!

It is working ;)....try it!

Tigresse & Tigrou