BACKGROUND A graduate of the University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Swiss-born designer Marielle Byworth (who now lives in Sai Kung) launched jewellery company Marijoli in Japan in 2005. Byworth’s father had a watch business and is also a dealer in antique jewellery. After working for her family in London, she relocated to Tokyo and distributed her designs to concept stores around the world, before settling in Hong Kong to start a family and focus on bespoke jewellery. She opened the Marijoli flagship store at PMQ in 2014 and launched the Aya collection, named after her daughter.
DESIGN SIGNATURE Byworth says her jewellery shapes are “inspired by flowing energy,” and her design philosophy is to infuse the spirit and harmony of Zen. This includes incorporating nature in her designs in the shapes of flora and fauna.
FAVOURITE MATERIALS An unorthodox combination of precious stones sit alongside modern materials at Marijoli. The Aya collection incorporates Scarselli diamonds, quirkily paired with black vinyl. Byworth has also put rubies with wood, and contrasted black gold and black diamonds with crystal.