Priscilla Martinez

About Her

My name is Priscilla, and I Love My Job

Top Jewelry Designer

Priscilla Martinez

Jewelry Designer

I love designing jewelry in extremes. I love creating that handcrafted quality that comes from the use of handtools that produce hammered surfaces and contrasting textures – features that can be appreciated close up as well as afar.

joyarte highlights the theatrical quality of bold pieces.

Because of my performing background, my design style rides the line between theatre, runway, gallery, and performance – the aspect of jewelry as art to wear. 

For example, when I create a piece of choreography for my ballet students, I see everything –costumes, lighting, silhouettes created by dancers bodies against a colored backdrop, expressions on dancers faces, deep connections from the audience. I visualize all of that. I use the music to inspire me to tell a story in movement, while the dancers interpret visuals I give them to bring the story to life.

When I create jewelry, I see the whole portrait – an editorial performance in fashion and art. At my bench, music is there once again to guide me, and a jewelry choreography emerges. As the finished piece graces the body, the stage is set – the interactive performance begins.

I design so the wearer can experience that they are part of the performance, that they are part of the canvas, that they are part of the art.

Awards & Design

Today is a New Day for Jewelry

Jewelry is now front and center for me, and my life’s work. I continue to be influenced by my experiences and travels–the passion and fluidity of dance, the energy and architecture of New York, the flavors and colors of Boston, the drama and flair of fashion, the history and culture of my heritage, mixed with the grounding balance of family, my students, and nature.

Priscilla Martinez Design

Priscilla Martinez, Designer

My name is Priscilla and I love my job.

I believe that art should evoke an emotion, a feeling – it should elicit conversation, and tell a distinct story. I love telling stories through two specific mediums – jewelry, and dance.

During my intense dance years, and when I was first learning the craft of choreography, I found the most compelling pieces for me were ones that left me breathless …