“There’s nothing typical about New York City,” designer Maral Artinian of fine-jewelry brand Marli tells Savoir Flair. “The brand is very much inspired by urban life, so I do spend a lot of time getting inspired by what’s going on around me. The notion of spare time in NYC is funny, as one way or another everything around you is about fashion and creativity.”
Armenian-born Artinian grew up in a family of diamond specialists, spending her summers in Antwerp learning about the coveted stones and the trade. After living in Montreal and Dubai, she moved to New York to pursue her passion of jewelry design. Despite having launched just last year, the jewelry brand has already achieved international success, with celebrities the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Hudson wearing Marli on the red carpet.
Click through the gallery to follow Artinian around New York City as she finalizes her latest collection, spends time in her SoHo studio, completes a photoshoot, strolls through Central Park, and enjoys summer in the city.
Marli Fine Jewelry is available at Harvey Nichols – Dubai and Bloomingdale’s-Dubai.
Photos: Courtesy of MARLI FINE JEWELRY