My name is Mariana. I founded Granate 27 in 2011 with the intention of creating unique handmade jewelry pieces. My design is bold and unexpected, elegant and eye-catching. I produce in very small editions to offer exclusivity in the design.
My products and collections are produced in Costa Rica by myself and a small team of skilled artisans and extreme care goes into each piece. Whenever I have the chance to travel, one of my must-do things is to look for different natural gemstones. I have bought many beautiful supplies from Thailand, China, Peru, Hong Kong, Turkey, Spain, Africa. I also like to intervene in my design utilizing some wood, acrylic and bronze. Each piece and each collection have a distinct narrative that tells a story and are inspired by my beautiful country Costa Rica, but most of the times, what I make is inspired by a beautiful and everyday woman who is confident, wants to look different, and value the chance to have unique accessories.
Part of my growth as a brand is that Granate 27 has been part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Costa Rica and many of her designs have been worn in New York, Milan, Paris and Spain. It has been featured in some important local and international magazines and overall, I can say today, that many of my customers are now my friends.
When I started Granate 27, I wanted to ensure that the pieces I designed would not only last for years to come, but also remain timeless in their design. To me, it is not only the quality of the materials and the exquisite design I love to offer but the details in each piece. I put all my effort and care to make timeless pieces.
I do not have enough words to express my gratitude for all the beautiful people that I have met in this journey and all the opportunities of growth I have encountered.