Marcia Moran always worked in metal just not in jewelry. Trained as a dentist, Marcia ran a successful dental practice during the 90's in San Paulo, Brazil. Even though she had a thriving dental practice her true passion was jewelry design. In 2003 Marcia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Today she runs the Marcia Moran brand out of her California showroom. Her line has been seen on celebrities such as Brooke Burke-Charvet, Christina Aquilera, and many more including Bravo-lebrities such as Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof and Heather Dubrow. We spoke with the jewelry designer to find out what inspires her and what the future holds for Marcia Moran.
HH: Marcia describe your line in three words.
MM: Feminine, unique and rich looking.
HH: What is your design process?
MM: My inspiration comes from local and international fashion weeks, current trends and elements of nature.
HH: How do you come up with the themes for your collections each season?
MM: I try to create two or three themes per collection based on available stones.
HH: This season we saw an influence of bamboo in many of your pieces. What inspired that?
MM: Nature and things I saw in the Spring collections.
HH: Do you wear pieces from your own collection?
MM: Yes, medium sized earrings, druzys, and stackable bangle bracelets.
HH: What was the first piece of jewelry you ever created?
MM: Plain gold stackable rings.
HH: What first interested you in the druzy stone?
MM: The way it sparkles and that it reminds me of diamonds. I like that it adds a fine jewelry feel to costume jewelry.
HH: How do you feel about being called "The Queen of Druzy"?
MM: I am proud that I was able to bring something new to American fashion jewelry and that it has become a trend in the USA.
HH: What is next for the Marcia Moran brand?
MM: Putting together special online sales where a portion of the proceeds are donated to my designated charity of the month.