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

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

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 – Half Moon Necklace

mocashop.com – Half Moon Necklace. Sterling silver chain handmade in house, in a combination of loops and bars, original from this artist, with her signature work in half moon shaped oval pendants in oxidized and shiny sterling silver with your choice of moissanites (shown), garnets or aquamarines. Toggle clasp. This artist requires 3 weeks to … Continue reading

Canoe Ring

Canoe Ring This unique ring sits on almost three fingers. In artist’s sterling silver signature tiny tubes and stone combination you can choose; garnets with small tourmalines (pictured), aquamarines with small moissanites, or peridots with small tourmalines. Each piece is signed by the artist. Available in full and half sizes, 3.5 to 9. Belle requires … 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