Maria Samora

Growing up in Taos, NM has provided me with incredible cultural and creative richness. Life in Taos is simple and beautiful and I believe that my jewelry is an expression of this simplicity. The purpose of my art is to accentuate the body and capture the movement of the human form, enhancing one’s personal beauty and grace with sophistication and elegance. My designs appeal to the senses and come to life on the body.


Natural and interplaying geometric forms are transformed into contemporary designs. Subtle textures, overlay, various patinas and the tonal play of mixed metals blend richly and create contrast and dimension. Hand-selected stones including top white diamonds, rare domestic vintage turquoise and Brazilian agate drusies are hammer-set into thick-gauge bezels. My work finds form and distinction in its simplicity and clean elegance.

My continual exploration of technique paired with the use of evolving technology has given me the ability to manifest the ideas and inspiration in my head, but I don’t stop there. I wear it. I test it. It might be an amazing design, but if it doesn’t lie right, feel right—if it’s not durable—people won’t wear it. And that’s the ultimate goal for me, to see it out there!

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