our story

Motley is our baby. We met back in 2007 at the University of Delaware, and with a shared creative vision, we co-designed and founded Motley Collections. Originally headquartered in Maria's parents' basement in Virginia, we spent a year establishing our brand before we became a small east coast business in 2010, operating out of NYC and DC. 

Motley is more than jewelry. It's our creative outlet that allows us to have a unique voice in this industry. We find so much joy in seeing our work out in the world. 

The purpose of the brand is simple: to create, inspire & make a motley collection of things we love. 


Maria & Allison