In 2012, Los Angeles based designers Sara Smith and Mara Rothbart, launched their uniquely beautiful and everyday inspired jewelry collection, SMITH+MARA. Their enthusiasm for fine jewelry and creativity has brought a fresh new approach to the jewelry scene. Both Southern California natives, Sara and Mara have always had a strong passion for simplicity, beauty and fashion.
Sara, a jewelry aficionado, has always had an admiration and eye for design. At the age of 16 she began creating and selling her jewelry at local boutiques around Los Angeles. With the encouragement of friends who loved her one-of-a-kind pieces and personal style, Sara decided it was time to launch an official line that she could share with other women who appreciate an aesthetic that is understated with a bit of edge.
Mara, a fourth generation jeweler, spent her childhood growing up in a fine jewelry store with a jeweler father and grandmother. With knowledge in every aspect of the industry from her experience in design and working for a top jewelry PR agency, she has honed in on what women love and want to wear.
Together, their entrepreneurial spirits and talent inspired Sara and Mara to create a high quality, redefined concept of everyday pieces. The line is shaped not only by what their close circle of friends and peers want to wear, but by geometric forms and the desire to play up a woman's natural features. They don't believe that jewelry should make the woman, but that the woman should make the jewelry. That is why everything they create, while unique and elegant, is feminine and fashion-forward.
SMITH+MARA has created a buzz in the international market, as well as in the U.S., with a clientele that includes celebrities, fashion-bloggers, stylists and influencers.
Every item is carefully handmade to perfection to provide exceptional quality to their clients.