Tamra Gentry, the union of fine metalsmithing with the creativity of Fordite and beautiful gemstones.

“I am inspired by color. I have always had strong, visceral reactions to color. Color is my ‘hook’.” “Things like texture, design, and pattern are all secondary to me. It’s not that I deem them any less important in the sensory and creative processes—it’s just that they rarely evoke the response in me that color … Continue reading

MOCAShop.com a finalist at 3rd Annual International Business Leadership Awards presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce!

GREATER MIAMI CHAMBER SALUTES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS MIAMI, FL, October 26, 2009 — The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual International Business Leadership Awards on November 19, 2009 at noon at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard. Awards will be presented to one small and one large business and recognize … Continue reading

Astrid Poletti joins MOCAShop!

This great spirited jewelry designer, originally from Paraguay and now a Florida resident, does not stop at anything. Jewelry has always been her passion  and runs in the family, both sisters known  jewelers  have often  traveled to Italy, taking along their younger sister Astrid for her intuitive eye for buying. She worked in the Miami … Continue reading

MOCAShop Nominated for Top Retailer of the Year by NICHE!

Baltimore, Md. (April 27, 2009) – MOCAShop of Weston, FL has been selected as a nominee in NICHE magazine’s 2009 Top Retailer Awards. MOCAShop has been nominated for an award in the following category or categories: Best Website Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for progressive retailers of fine craft, the 2009 NICHE … Continue reading

Interview WIth MOCAShop’s Monica Milla

Mocashop.com creator, Monica Milla describes her site as “an online destination for fashion-forward women who bask in their individuality and appreciate unique statement pieces.” Monica hand-picks each jewelry artist and is interested in cutting edge designs that could be classified as works of art. Each piece selected for Mocashop is handcrafted by one of thirty … Continue reading

Miami Gifting – From High Chic to Down Home

With shoppers looking for gifts that are unique and one-of-a-kind, nothing speaks to the heart more than an exquisite and timeless piece of jewelry. The collections of Francisca Bastos Design showcase bold designs and intricate artwork using 18 carat gold and Brazil’s finest gemstones including aquamarines, amethysts, and tourmalines. With elaborate uses of citrine, emeralds … Continue reading

Marta Sanchez in Spanish Newspaper!

The very talented Marta Sanchez, from Barcelona, Spain, continues to appear in the media with her spectacular jewelry. The article reads something like this… Designing her own jewelry was the dream of the Spanish Marta Sanchez. After years of dedication her jewelry is finally forming the company MSO Joies (www.masaoms.com), a studio in Barcelona and … Continue reading

Randi Chervitz crochets silver and gold into wearable art.

Randi Chervitz, a metalsmith, a jeweler, an artist. It is not hard to define who she is, it is clear in her jewelry. Studied in Parsons School of Design and later transferred to the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, which is considered the “Harvard” of metalsmithing, under the teaching eyes of Richard Mawdsley, an American … Continue reading

Mocashop.com — Artist Profiles and Bios

Marta Sanchez MSO Joies Marta Sanchez, a jeweler and a gemologist. Born in Vic, Barcelona, Spain, from a working family, remembers drawing and playing with clay, walking through the forest with her grandfather who would teach her to tie her shoes and fix a light switch. Her mother would always tell the story of how … Continue reading

Belle Brooke Barer, New Designer of the Year 2008!

Belle Brooke Barer, a jewelry designer featured in MOCAShop.com , has been named the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award for 2008 at the JA New York, on July 28th! Belle was also a Winner of the 2008 Niche Awards for her “canoe ring”, in the category ‘jewelry:silver with stones’, and a finalist … Continue reading