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Meet our associate: Maria Tili

Maria Tili, our esteemed associate, has become a renowned name in the world of fine jewelry for her exceptional craftsmanship and specialization in pearl jewelry. With over four decades of experience, Maria has been creating breathtaking custom pieces that are a testament to her attention to detail and creativity, making her a favorite among clients.

Her love affair with jewelry began in 1977 when she first entered the jewelry industry, and since then, Maria has honed her skills and worked with some of the most prominent names in the business. In 2003, she joined the esteemed Jewelry Source team, where she has been designing custom jewelry pieces for clients ever since. Her passion for jewelry design and her ability to create bespoke pieces that perfectly encapsulate her clients' personalities and preferences is what sets her apart from other jewelers.

Maria's bold and striking designs reflect her unique style and creativity, with her love for large and showy jewelry pieces. She is an infectious personality with an unwavering desire to share her knowledge and expertise with her clients. Her objective is to assist them in finding the perfect jewelry that speaks to their individuality and style.

However, Maria's talents are not just limited to her impeccable design skills. She is an adept people person and takes the time to build a personal relationship with her clients, remembering their names and purchases from the past, making each client feel valued and appreciated. Maria's ability to guide her clients in the right direction is a testament to her proficiency and experience in the industry.

Maria Tili's expertise in pearls goes beyond just creating custom jewelry pieces. She has devoted herself to studying every aspect of pearls, from their cultivation and harvesting to their unique characteristics and qualities. Her extensive knowledge on this subject has made her a valuable resource for clients seeking guidance on pearls and their uses in jewelry.

Over the years, Maria has acquired a deep understanding of pearls' natural beauty, and she is always exploring new ways to showcase their brilliance in her designs. Her passion for pearls and her dedication to her craft have made her a self-taught expert, and her exceptional work with pearls has earned her a reputation as one of the finest pearl jewelers in the world.

Maria's keen eye for detail and her ability to understand the unique preferences and personalities of her clients have enabled her to create exquisite pearl jewelry pieces that capture the essence of each individual. Her vast knowledge of pearls has also enabled her to advise clients on the best type of pearl to use in their jewelry, taking into consideration factors such as shape, color, and luster.

Alas, every good thing must come to an end, and on April 1, 2024, Maria will retire from the Jewelry Source. Her retirement will mark the end of an era, and she will be profoundly missed by her colleagues and clients. Maria Tili has made an indelible mark on the world of fine jewelry, and her legacy will continue to inspire generations of jewelers to come.

In conclusion, Maria Tili is a true master of her craft, with a passion for jewelry design, an affinity for large, flashy pieces, and the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level. At the Jewelry Source, we are immensely grateful for her invaluable contributions and wish her all the best in her retirement.


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