Giving thanks

Family and friends, love and health, dreams and opportunities.
For everything, and for customers, retailers and everybody who help me every single day, I can truly say

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Esses

Warm welcome

Temperatures are dropping, and if you are already looking for a ski destination, Ketchum, Idaho, has the perfect balance between nature, sports and social life.
Ernest Hemingway was known for fallen in love with the city that is also home of my dear retailer Jensen Stern Joaillier.

More than just a jewelry store, Jensen Stern is an active social hub, a gallery and a lounge inside The Galleria mall, surrounded by the beautiful Bald Mountains.

Take advantage of Jensen Stern welcoming environment to check these:

Jensen Stern Joaillier
The Galleria
351 Leadville Avenue North
Ketchum ID 83340 (map)
Phone: (208) 726 2363
Hours: Tue to Sat - 11am to 5pm
Peak Season: Mon to Sat - 11am to 5pm




Stay warm!

Mary Esses

Houston, you have style!

What takes to be amongst the 40 top jewelries in the USA? Hard work, creativity and a great sense of style. 

This is I W Marks Jewelers, a family-owned business recognized as the largest and finest jeweler in the greater Houston area for over 35 years.

Their creativity also shows on media, like the ad they ran in the 1980’s featuring the famous wrestler Paul Boesch, whose trademark cauliflower ears reflected his years in the wrestling ring, wearing a pair of diamond earrings.

And speaking of style and creativity...  yes! - Mary Esses is there! 

These are a few of our pieces you can find at their 12,000 ft store. 

It has been a pleasure being part of I.W.Marks story in Houston!

3841 Bellaire Blvd - Houston, TX 77025 (map)

phone: (713) 668-5000
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6; Thu 10-7; Fri-Sat 10-6

Wishing you a great November!

Mary Esses


The perfect store

I dreamed all my life of the perfect store for women. Then I saw Neiman Marcus, and my dream came true.

— Edna Woolman Chase, editor of Vogue (1936), quoted in Commentary 1957

Neiman Marcus stores were born in Dallas, Texas, in 1907. It's well known they have always been an american icon for fashion and luxury. But they are also famous for incredible stories, such as the cookie recipe that become viral after an urban legend, and their Christmas Book with Fantasy Gifts, like a private concert with Elton John in 2005, or a $15,000 edible gingerbread playhouse in 2010.

A $15,000 gift
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The famous cookie recipe.

The famous cookie recipe.

Neiman Marcus in Austin, Texas, is the one where you can find my jewelry. A long time partner, they deliver a highly personal experience to every customer.

18k yellow gold big lace flower necklace with petals set with 0.92ct of diamonds - at Neiman Marcus Austin TX

18k yellow gold big lace flower necklace with petals set with 0.92ct of diamonds - at Neiman Marcus Austin TX

A few months ago I receive a call from one of them only to mention the outstanding service she received there while buying my jewelry.

18k yellow gold lace flower ring with one diamond of 0.19ct in the center - at Neiman Marcus Austin TX

18k yellow gold lace flower ring with one diamond of 0.19ct in the center - at Neiman Marcus Austin TX

62.5ct smoky quartz covered with 18k rose gold lace - at Neiman Marcus Austin TX

62.5ct smoky quartz covered with 18k rose gold lace - at Neiman Marcus Austin TX

This is only a sample of Mary Esses jewelry you can find in Austin, Texas. 
Thank you, Neiman Marcus, for this incredible partnership!

Neiman Marcus - Austin
3400 Palm Way, Austin TX 78758 (map)
phone (512)719-1200; (866)880-1293
hours: Mon-Sat 10-8; Sun 12-6

Have an amazing week!

Mary Esses

Fall for black and white

Labor Day has just gone by, but the color is still white - not any white, but a very special one.

I am launching today Diving Board - Fall Collection: textures and movement in a unique 18k white gold, with gray tone and creamy shine. 

Sensual pieces covered in black and cafe au lait” diamonds.

Minimalist designs resembling waves under the moonlight.

Feel free to contact me  to talk about the collection. I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Mary Esses

Catalog Photoshoot

After days of production, yesterday I spent the day inside a studio photographing my new collections.

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I was surrounded by an amazing team of professionals who happened to be also my friends. Everyone was really involved and the energy that surrounded that day was great. Music, laughs, beauty all around.

I can't wait to share the final work with you! Meanwhile, check some backstage moments!

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Photographer: Fernanda Calfat
Styling: Samuel Cirnansck
Beauty: Claudio Belizario
Model: Vanessa Greca
Props and Coordination: Carla Cavellucci Landi
Location: Elk Studios, New York

Happy Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama!

Happy Birthday to the First Lady!

Michelle Obama turns 50 today. Here she is wearing Mary Esses Jewelry to the State Arrival Ceremony for the Prime Minister and First Lady of India.

The earrings are from the Oceano Collection, inspired by moonlit strolls on the beach, with the ocean illuminated by the celestial glow of the moon and stars above. The stunning jewels feature sparkling, intense, tangerine-colored oval Madeira citrines surrounded by clusters of diamonds hand-set in 18k white gold.

Bling in the New Year with Mary Esses

New Year’s Eve happens to be the year’s most spectacular of evenings, a grand goodbye to one year and a very festive and exciting welcoming of the year to come.  One recurring trend present at every New Year’s party is sparkle, and lots of it!  From the champagne to the glittery gowns, streamers and fireworks, nothing pairs more perfectly with all the evening’s glitz and glamour than dazzling jewels.  I share with you my favorite pieces of 2013 and my very best wishes for more sparkle in the New Year!

Jingle bells - Happy Holidays from New York City!

Nothing compares to the magical feeling and excitement of Holidays spent in New York City.  Although this is my adopted home, I really love the spirit of togetherness here, where each religion is celebrated and welcomed with open arms.  

During the holidays, I take my family to visit Rockefeller Center where we can watch the tree lighting and take a spin on the ice.  The ornaments on the tree make me wonder if I shouldn’t design and create some for my friends.  I have made some wonderful memories there the other year when my dear sister came to visit us from Brazil.  Here is a picture of us engaged in the spirit of the holidays in front of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

My family also enjoys winter activities like sledding on a hill not far from where we live, and we love to play in the snow for hours and hours.  

Food and celebrations are also a big part of our Holiday festivities.  We really enjoy the parties and big dinners that add such sweetness to our lives.  

I make a special treat for my loved ones this time of year and I am sharing this special family recipe favorite with you: 

I also would like to take this opportunity to share my very best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Trunk Show at Boyds Philadelphia!

Trunk Show at Boyds Philadelphia!

I am pleased to announce that my jewelry will be on display at Boyds Philadelphia in collaboration with Stone and Strand!

From Thursday through Saturday, Stone and Strand, the luxury on-line retailer, is having a pop-up shop series at Boyds’ third floor contemporary department.  The luxury e-commerce site will showcase a selection of jewelry from their online site, including my latest designs.

Date: Thursday, November 21, and Saturday, November 23.

(extended to Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Boyds)

Time: From 9:30am to 6pm.

Special thanks for a special show!

I have a confession to make… several months ago, after years of working only in 18k gold, I nearly abandoned plans for my sterling silver and brass line. My good friend Paula (with, apparently, an outstanding gauge of the jewelry market!) saw my sketches, fell in love with the designs, and insisted I follow through. To her—and everyone who loved and ordered the line at the Couture show in Vegas this month—I am so grateful.

I was elated and overwhelmed by buyers’ reception to this new collection at Couture. (the sample of this one bracelet, for example, had three buyers vying to wear it home themselves!)

I’m happy to report that all three are already wearing their new bracelets!

This is just one of the many reasons I returned from Las Vegas so upbeat and excited about the coming season. In the midst of seeing old friends and meeting new at the show, I received word that I was a finalist in the design awards for this Lace Collection bracelet.

For a small designer brand, amid so many talented designers at Couture, just having the distinguished judges include my work among the finalists is a dream come true.

As I regroup post-Vegas, process orders, and look forward to summer, I am so thankful to both my retail partners for their support at the Couture show; and to my friends and family, for their encouragement always.