Founded in 2018, Kate and Mari is comprised of a small team focused on making timeless and modern bridal inspired pieces for special moments and every day wear. Our focus is on making a select number of costume jewelry pieces by hand, right here in the USA, using the best materials possible.
Head Designer and Creator Maria "Mari" Cruz aims to strikes a balance between feminine creativity with a touch of bohemian flair. Mari worked in e-commerce for years, and previously owned a small online boutique focused on accessories. Her love of accessories began when she was planning her wedding in 2013 and she searched for months for just the perfect earrings for herself and her bridal party of 9. She later began making earring pieces for fun and for artistic expression, which slowly grew to the line Kate and Mari.
Since launching, her designs have graced the ears of customers all over the world. Her customer is the modern person who loves feminine touches and details. While the focus of Kate and Mari is bridal inspired, Mari aims to make pieces that can be worn for any special moment and every day wear.
Kate and Mari's selection of hand crafted earrings includes carefully created styles designed in our Miami studio. Most of our pieces are crafted with 14K gold plating or 14K gold fill, Swarovski and glass crystals, cubic zirconia, hypoallergenic, nickel free and lead free materials. All of our posts are made with a sterling silver base.
"What I love about jewelry is that it makes you feel beautiful, gives you a touch of confidence and is made for everyone."--Mari