“My designs appeal to the senses and come to life on the body,” Maria says. “The purpose of my art is to accentuate the body and capture the movement of the human form, enhancing one’s personal beauty and grace with sophistication and elegance.” –Maria Samora
Maria Samora is a prodigy. Since 2005, Samora has become a premier Native American jeweler. In only her second year showing at the Santa Fe Indian Market, she won first place. She won again in 2007 and two years later, her work was featured on the official Indian Market poster - the first jeweler ever. Since then, her jewelry has become highly coveted across the country. Her designs are inspired by Pueblo Indian tradition, but resound with contemporary influences and design.
Originally from Taos Pueblo, Maria is the daughter of a medicine man. Just before her first Indian Market, Maria asked her father to bless her jewelry. It must have worked! Working with ethically produced 18k gold and sterling silver, she personally wears every earring and every necklace herself to insure they look as beautiful on as they do in the display case.