Our Story


MEL Jewelry is a small family business run by Latinas, mom-daughter duo.  MEL jewelry represents three generations, myself Marta Vergara, my daughter Elymar and the reason I reinvented myself,  my granddaughter Lucia.  

In 2014 at the age of 62, I had to relocate from Venezuela to the United States, leaving everything behind; my home, my culture, my life, to start a new life with my daughter and her family. I was an immigrant who needed to find my voice again. A voice that could connect with this new country, new traditions, new ways of life and new people. Making jewelry empowered me to start a new life. Making jewelry has given me the opportunity to create unforgettable memories with my daughter and granddaughter while fulfilling my passion for jewelry making. 

Our mission is to craft timeless, contemporary wearable art, favoring sustainable materials, for every woman, man and non-binary person.  Becoming part of a new culture while keeping alive the warmth of our South American roots have been the powering force behind our creations. We believe that through art we can build bridges with people from different cultures and different walks of life. 

MEL Jewelry is for every person who values the uniqueness of slow crafted jewelry, sustainability and cultural diversity.

Marta and Elymar