MAVA JEWELRY BLOG
Here in MAVA’s workshop, we reflected upon CANADA 150 and its significance to our family-run business. If it were not for Canada’s long immigration history and its commitment to build a functional multicultural society, a company like MAVA would not exist.
Miro immigrated to Canada in the 1980s. The country’s social safety net along with it’s nonchalant relationship with newly arrived immigrants made it easier for Miro to adapt and immerse himself in the multiethnic communities of Montreal. The environment was ideal for Miro to build a family and to explore his ingenuity of jewelry making. Thirty years forward and his children followed in his footsteps to establish the brand MAVA.
Our interpretation for Canada’s 150th anniversary inspired us to design these maple leaf cufflinks. The precious metal components are made of 925 sterling silver and 10 karat yellow gold, whereas the white and red colouring are made of enamel.
We are pleased to share this handcrafted jewelry with other fellow Canadians whose rich and intricate heritage reflect our own experience of what it means to be Canadian in our time and age.
As avid fans of Game of Thrones, we decided to create some epic dragon statement pieces. During the month of May, we will be adding our dragon cuff, which features two massive, detailed sterling silver dragon heads facing each other, as well as two different kinds of bold cufflinks. Our pendants, which are so incredibly detailed, will also be coming very soon to our store. It is one of our favourite pieces, and is really what MAVA is all about – high quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and eclectic style. We are so excited for you guys to see them!
Leave us a comment if you have any other pieces you’d love for us to create! Also, don’t forget that we are currently offering FREE worldwide express shipping on all the items in store!
We love switching it up from time to time and trying new things. A few years ago we put out a line of black gold jewelry and got a fabulous response. Now, we have experimented with silver as well, with stunning results.
Black jewelry can really change your look and add an element of chic style . Some of our animal items, such as our snake pendant (shown above) and panther cufflinks can seem so much more lifelike and even more detailed. What’s more, is they will stand out so much more against the sea of silver and white or yellow gold.
If you’re feeling adventurous or would like to change up your accessories, consider our Noir Collection of detailed, bold and unique pieces.
The internet is abuzz this week with talk of astronomers potentially discovering a new Neptune-sized planet in our solar system. This came after noticing six known objects past Neptune orbiting in a peculiar cluster. It is said that the planet takes approximately 15 000 years to orbit around the sun!
It is amazing to think that while we are so advanced in terms of science and technology, we hadn’t yet found this Planet Nine in our very own solar system. It is a humbling reminder of how much there is yet to discover.
Here at MAVA, we are fascinated by the cosmos and decided to honor our closest neighbors with their very own pendants. We have created the astronomical symbols for our sun, moon and all the planets in the solar system. They will be available for purchase on the site this week.
And who knows, maybe we will soon have to create a new pendant for Planet Nine?
From left to right: Earth, the Sun and Jupiter
We’re already one month into 2016, with February just days away. Incredible how fast time flies when you’re having fun right? This blog post won’t really be about jewelry per se, but more about what’s been on my mind recently.
It’s tough remain inspired in a world where everyone is trying to come up with the next big thing. Especially now with social media, everything is so instantaneous and accessible, it can be pretty draining having to consistently come up with fresh content and stay up to date. I do think Instagram is an amazing tool to fill up on inspiration and what’s really great is that instant gratification you receive from followers. You know right away if people are feeling you or not, and that helps to shape your business accordingly.
However, it’s easy to also feel overwhelmed with all the imagery and products and ideas people are putting out there. It’s hard not to compare yourself when you see someone with a feed filled with impeccable images. Depending on your mood, it can either leave you feeling defeated or it can be the fuel to up your game and to try and do it as good, if not better than the rest.
I think the number one thing to remember is to just keep doing whatever it is you’re doing so long as it feels right. You may not have an expensive photographer or social media manager constantly updating your feed with stunning photographs, but if you have the right products, people won’t care about that stuff – they’ll like you regardless. Personally if I see a beautiful feed, I will like the picture, but if I’m not into what they’re selling, no amount of beautiful photography will change my mind.
Though we’ve updated our site and look throughout the years, MAVA is a brand that has remained consistent and true to itself despite the current trends. We were making skull and animal jewelry before it was trendy and we will continue to create pieces that we personally love, regardless of what is popular. We’re truly lucky because we make stuff that people from all around the world have responded to very positively. We truly love what we do and hope to do so for many many more years to come.
I think this year is all about being and staying inspired and remaining open to new ideas and possibilities. We want to remain true to our brand and our style, while implementing some fresh new designs for both men and women. We’re so excited about what this new year has to offer and we will keep you posted on what’s coming up for us this year.
Thanks for reading!