A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, Maral Artinian attributes her playful creativity and innovative design inspiration to the wide variety of influences and the amazing women she has encountered amongst many diverse cultures. Her unique and winding journey finally brought her to New York City where she thrives on the energy, excitement and enthusiasm of the fashion capital of the world.
Maral was born into the world of fine jewelry, gold and diamonds have always been a part of her DNA. She started working in the industry when she was only 18 years old. At the time, she was one of only a few women in the jewelry business. She remembers it as a very empowering time, when she intuitively recognized a need in the marketplace for more fashion-forward, female self-purchase fine jewelry for everyday wear. She channeled her inherent knowledge of the business into a unique bejeweled vernacular all her own. The inspiration for the MARLI brand was then born.