Our studio was founded to use naturally-shaped pearls to raise awareness and funding for marine conservation.
Established in Hawai‘i in 2018, we are a brand led, run, and inspired by women. We believe that we are all shaped by water, just like the organic shape of our pearls, and hope that our pieces encourage you to celebrate your intrinsic connection to the ocean.
Led by a GIA- and IGS-certified pearl specialist, we hand-select every pearl that we use in our pieces, choosing them for the natural shape and liquid lustre that have quickly become our signature.
The ocean shapes everything that we do: it serves as our muse and our north star as we constantly look for new ways to steward our planet's saltwater. From the algae-based ink we use in our packaging, to sponsoring clean-up dives and supporting policy reform, we are dedicated to leaving the ocean better than we found it. Visit our conservation page to learn more.
My name is Stephanie, and I am so glad you're here.
'Maris' is my maiden name; it serves as a nod to my family’s Greek Island heritage, and its meaning, 'of the sea,' is constant reminder of our studio’s foundational mission.
I founded Maris to fulfill a dream: to find a beautiful way to support marine conservation, and to build a brand that would serve as a platform to connect like-minded women all over the world, teaching them to serve as stewards and ambassadors for the planet's oceans.
As you explore our website, I hope that you are inspired by our naturally-shaped pearls and by the content we share every week in the Maris Journal. We have curated both to provide you with a myriad of ways to create rituals that celebrate and connect you to the sea.
I hope that you are reminded of your contribution to marine conservation every time you wear your pearls, and that they inspire you to live a life shaped by water, however landlocked you happen to be.
With love and saltwater,
We are proud to pledge 5% of our total sales to Aegean Rebreath in support of their work in the Mediterranean Sea. Learn how your new pearls are contributing To ocean conservation
We are GIA-certified ocean conscious studio that works exclusively with naturally-shaped pearls.