Where is Maris Pearl Co. located?
Our studio is based on the island of O‘ahu, in Hawai‘i, a short walk from the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Can I visit Maris Pearl Co. in person?
Our studio is currently closed to the public, but we'd love for you to see our pearls in person. Select pieces from our signature collection can be found at our retail partners across the Hawaiian islands and the mainland United States. For more information, please visit our stockists page, here.
How long will my order take to ship?
For all questions relating to domestic and international shipping, rush orders, or order status, please read through our shipping information, here.
I have sensitive ears, can I wear Maris Pearl Co.?
Absolutely! All of our pieces were designed with sensitive ears in mind. Our new solid gold collection is made entirely with 14kt solid gold, the best choice for longevity, quality, and sensitive earls.
Our gold filled collection features jewellery made with gold fill, which does not contain nickel, the most common jewellery allergen. One of the most frequent pieces of feedback we receive is from customers with sensitive skin who are shocked that they are able to wear their earrings indefinitely without discomfort.
What is the difference between gold fill, gold plate, and gold vermeil?
Gold fill is the ideal compromise between quality and affordability: at a lower price point than solid gold, it has 100x more gold alloy than gold plate. Unlike its cheaper counterparts, gold fill is pressure bonded, which mechanically fuses the gold to the jeweller's brass core. Gold plate features a very thin layer of gold electroplated ('dipped') to an unspecified base metal, often a mixture of copper and nickel. Gold vermeil (pronounced vehr-may), though often represented as higher quality than gold plate, consists of a thin layer of gold electroplated over a base layer of silver.
In order of quality, gold fill, with the highest gold content and most integrated fusing method outranks gold vermeil, with gold plate being the least durable and least suitable for sensitive ears.
What is the best way to care for my pearls?
Please read through our care guide, here.
How do I return my pieces from Maris Pearl Co.?
Please read through our return policy, here.
What kind of pearls does Maris Pearl Co. use?
We exclusively source naturally-shaped freshwater pearls that undergo a rigorous selection process to meet our signature standard. For this reason, none of our pearls are ever identical (although we get as close as we can to match our pearls for earrings). We think it's magical that every one of our pearls is as unique as the muse who wears it.
I have lost one of my earrings; is it possible to purchase a single (just one earring) replacement?
Due to the unique shape, size, lustre and orient of our pearls, we don't typically offer single pearl replacements. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do.
Do you/will you sell any other gemstones?
Our current collections feature naturally-shaped pearls and a touch of saltwater from the ocean air that runs through our studio. Pearls will always be our signature, but we are endlessly inspired by our surroundings. On our travels, we have encountered some beautiful new stones and natural elements that we are excited to include in upcoming collections alongside the lustrous pearls that we are known for. Stay tuned!
Do you do custom orders?
We love to help bring your designs to life. We take on a limited number of custom design projects based on our availability and the complexity of your piece. Please email email@example.com with your custom requests.
Can I order one of your designs in solid gold?
We are delighted to now be offering a debut collection of ethically-sourced 14 carat gold for a select number of our pieces. We look forward to sharing more with you throughout the year, and are happy to take on custom solid 14kt gold projects. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your custom requests.
Is Maris Pearl Co. Sustainable?
From the algae-based ink in our recyclable packaging through to our marine conservation partnerships, our studio takes great pride in our efforts to leave the world's oceans better than we found them.
Freshwater pearls are extremely sensitive to their environment, meaning that chemical pesticides and artificial fertilizers can damage or limit their growth altogether. The freshwater pearls that we source are cultivated in pesticide-free, antibiotic-free water, and are raised in harmony with fish and other aquatic life forms to grow and thrive in symbiotic balance with nature.
To learn more about our sustainability and marine conservation initiatives, please visit our conservation page, here.