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 produced 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 + DC. 

Motley is more than jewelry. It's our creative outlet that allows us to have a unique voice in this industry. While we primarily design for ourselves, 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