Marisa Goebel LaBelle’s passion for color and simplicity are the drive behind her clever designs. This is reflected in her new collection named “Opogee” the highest level of the orbit surrounding Saturn, “The jewel of the solar system”. Celestial in design, sophisticated in concept and boldly feminine.
Born in Mexico of an American mother and German father, Marisa was surrounded and introduced to many art forms, pre-Columbian, fine art and the local arts and crafts that are part of the Mexican folklore.
It was in High school when she took a jewelry class that these influences began to flourish. She received a Graduate Gemologist degree and later studied in the renowned Fachhochschule fur Gestaltung (School of Design) in Pforzheim Germany. There she learnt technical knowledge anddeveloped expertise that has influenced her innovative construction and elegant composition.
Atelier Marisa was launched in 1987 to great acclaim and its tribute to Marisa’s expertise in Tahitian, South Sea and Akoya pearls. Marisa has authored a definitive article on Polynesian South Sea Pearls, featured in the magazine Gems and Gemology. Although she is fascinated with pearls, she is equally at home with precious stones. As Sarah Siegal of JQ magazine describes Marisa as “Creativity in Motion”.