Merzatta

M E R Z A T T A

Mendham Borough, New Jersey · 2 Sales

Merzatta

M E R Z A T T A

Mendham Borough, New Jersey 2 Sales On Etsy since 2011

Announcement   visit us at www.merzatta.com

Ethical Organic Designer Artisan Jewelry.

We carve organic forms to unlock hidden textures & turn those organic elements into stunning contemporary jewelry.

We first collect- curating natural objects. Then often we carve- discovering new ways to view organic pieces, discovering and unlocking new patterns and forms. Then we cast- translating organic material into metals- bronze, silver, gold, and more. Expert fabrication brings these smaller units together to create statement jewelry pieces- the everyday earring becomes remarkable, a special occasion becomes incredible.

Our studio is a bridge between high design and contemporary thinking & a cosy little family of artists. Chris and I both have Master of Fine Arts Degrees and we approach our making with one hand in Fine Art and History & the other in Artisan methods and communicative design. Both feet are deeply rooted in building a sustainable practice that takes care of the people and planet we work with and for.

Our goal is to build a collection of available jewelry that communicates your love of the world- your curiosity for the natural things around you- your respect for the planet- your care for things handmade and your dedication to beauty. We also help clients take precious moments to say 'I love you' in a world that is ever more cluttered by preparing exceptional, time-stopping jewelry. We specialize in that WOW Moment- the unforgettable look in her eyes when she opens the box and is at once moved, honored, excited, proud. Our commission pieces tell multifaceted stories- and we would love help you tell yours.

Our materials are nearly all recycled, our stones are sourced one at a time with regard to what mine or what country they are from and where they are cut. We have vetted the other vendors we support for quality, work ethic, and kindness and have high standards for everything in our studio- from Materials to Craftsmanship to Love.

Direct Inspiration:
Pinecones, Sea Anemone, Sea Fan Coral, Rock Slices, Herbarium, Cotton Lace, Sweet Gum Fruits, Ferns, Pine Trees, Branches, Seeds...

Formats:
Stud Earrings, French Earrings, Clip Earrings, Bracelets, Bangles, Cuffs, Rings, Necklaces, Torques, Brooches, Anklets...

Materials:
Bronze, Silver, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, Black Rhodium... Sapphire and Diamond Slices, Rough Ruby and Emeralds, Pencil Tourmalines...

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our shop and new work:
https://www.facebook.com/merzattadesign
http://instagram.com/merzatta

And, do make an appointment to come visit our wacky little studio if you like. Chris is known to make a great latte for anyone who arrives at the door.

Announcement

visit us at www.merzatta.com

Ethical Organic Designer Artisan Jewelry.

We carve organic forms to unlock hidden textures & turn those organic elements into stunning contemporary jewelry.

We first collect- curating natural objects. Then often we carve- discovering new ways to view organic pieces, discovering and unlocking new patterns and forms. Then we cast- translating organic material into metals- bronze, silver, gold, and more. Expert fabrication brings these smaller units together to create statement jewelry pieces- the everyday earring becomes remarkable, a special occasion becomes incredible.

Our studio is a bridge between high design and contemporary thinking & a cosy little family of artists. Chris and I both have Master of Fine Arts Degrees and we approach our making with one hand in Fine Art and History & the other in Artisan methods and communicative design. Both feet are deeply rooted in building a sustainable practice that takes care of the people and planet we work with and for.

Our goal is to build a collection of available jewelry that communicates your love of the world- your curiosity for the natural things around you- your respect for the planet- your care for things handmade and your dedication to beauty. We also help clients take precious moments to say 'I love you' in a world that is ever more cluttered by preparing exceptional, time-stopping jewelry. We specialize in that WOW Moment- the unforgettable look in her eyes when she opens the box and is at once moved, honored, excited, proud. Our commission pieces tell multifaceted stories- and we would love help you tell yours.

Our materials are nearly all recycled, our stones are sourced one at a time with regard to what mine or what country they are from and where they are cut. We have vetted the other vendors we support for quality, work ethic, and kindness and have high standards for everything in our studio- from Materials to Craftsmanship to Love.

Direct Inspiration:
Pinecones, Sea Anemone, Sea Fan Coral, Rock Slices, Herbarium, Cotton Lace, Sweet Gum Fruits, Ferns, Pine Trees, Branches, Seeds...

Formats:
Stud Earrings, French Earrings, Clip Earrings, Bracelets, Bangles, Cuffs, Rings, Necklaces, Torques, Brooches, Anklets...

Materials:
Bronze, Silver, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, Black Rhodium... Sapphire and Diamond Slices, Rough Ruby and Emeralds, Pencil Tourmalines...

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our shop and new work:
https://www.facebook.com/merzattadesign
http://instagram.com/merzatta

And, do make an appointment to come visit our wacky little studio if you like. Chris is known to make a great latte for anyone who arrives at the door.

Chris and Danielle Merzatta

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Chris and Danielle Merzatta

About

The contemporary art and jewelry studio of Chris and Danielle Merzatta.

We began as a love story.

We first connected at Cranbrook Acadmey of Art in Michigan, surrounded by other makers dedicated to spending their lives discovering and declaring through their art. We set a standard there of how we would create, live, and love- amongst some of the most dedicated and talented people we know. A community of makers from Cranbrook headed to the Grenadines to work on an exceptional construction project. I followed the team years later, joining Chris on the build. We rather innocently found inspiration along the beaches—pieces of coral, unusual shells, unexpected pinecones.

Upon return to the studio at home, a piece of sea fan coral cast in sterling became the signature pendant of our coming together. Slowly, we started to unlock hidden patterns in the natural world, responding with a contemporary edge. The parts pulled from organic forms have become the building blocks of our visual language.

We married, welcomed our daughter to the world, and built a home in New Jersey around the hearth of the studio.

A neighbor opened her home to share our jewelry efforts with her friends and the support during those first public hours were the permission we needed to keep creating. Since then we've found homes for our work with some of the finest people we know and are honored to see our story evolve in connection to others.

We are a relationship driven company presenting exceptional American studio jewelry to you, made with love from the bottom of our hearts. If it reflects who you are, we hope you welcome it home.

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  • Danielle and Chris Merzatta

    Owner, Designer

    We are a relationship driven company presenting exceptional American studio jewelry to you, made with love from the bottom of our hearts. If it reflects who you are, we hope you welcome it home.

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Last updated on February 17, 2011

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