For Maui artists Carol and Michael Schwarz, life is a magical adventure. This becomes obvious whether one gazes upon the harmonious, environmentally inspired pieces created by Carol, or the meticulously crafted masterpieces by Michael.read more zu Maui artists Carol & Michael Schwarz
For Carol, the natural beauty of Maui is an obvious influence upon her creativity. The flowing lines and colorful gemstone combinations of her designs embody the essence of the islands landscapes, from lush tropical jungle, to multi-hued sunset skies, to the mingling of coastal blues, greens and blacks.
Her bamboo inspired jewelry collection has evolved over the last 20 years to the point where collectors consider it a must to acquire a new piece on each visit to the islands.read more zu Carol Schwarz
The persistent, self-challenging Michael thrives upon mastering technological perfection and mechanical genius in his work. With a background in engineering and biology, his jewelry skills are completely self-taught. Over 35 years of experience have brought him to the point of being known as one of the most respected and professional goldsmiths in the islands.read more zu Michael Schwarz
A poem, at best, is a miniature statement that makes you stop and gawk and drop into a state of admiration. Each work of jewelry created by Carol Schwarz and Michael Schwarz, is such a poem.
The immediate attraction is the swing and bounce of natural forms—Carol’s bamboo motifs, ever evolving, or the incorporation of perfect, small seashells or pebbles, and the inclusion of sometimes chunky, honest gemstones, maybe boulder opal, or perhaps emerald. Lured by those effects, you get caught up in the “smithing” in gold or sterling silver, the powerful confidence of their hand fabrication and their original designs. The danger of wearing a Schwarz piece to a social occasion is that others will focus on the earring and not the ear, the pendant and not the person on whom it depends.
"I have to tell you that I am now the thrilled owner of this beautiful work of art!! It is truly gorgeous and I love your designs. The work is so detailed and I absolutely love it so you can be sure it will treasured.
... One day this will pass on to my daughter. "
... The rings arrived yesterday and they are perfect!!! Thank you, Carol! They are more beautiful than depicted in the pictures ... and we thought those were great. "
"The pendant you made for us is truly extraordinary! Your gold design setting and use of complementing stones gives much more than just support to the opal. Altogether it is a work of art that is elegant, sophisticated, lively, magical, and exciting.
The specialness of this piece also comes from knowing you as the artist, since it'll always carry the energy and spirit of all the work you put into it ... "
"Only one word does justice to your work ... WOW!
I love the "WOW" factor in everything I do and your work is special ...
Now that I have caught my breath, I love the pierced bamboo design ... You have outdone yourself!!"
"Thank you for mailing the beautiful earrings ... I am wearing the earrings this very moment - I have already gotten three compliments on them in less than an hour!!! Beautiful."
"Dear Carol and Michael,
Thank you so much for making me such a beautiful pair of earrings. They feel very comfortable (and that is important for clip earrings) and look magnificent with the pendant. I appreciate your being willing to create something just for me. I do so appreciate your talents!!!"
Marge & Robert R.
"... I got the rings today and they are perfect! Thanks so much for your extra effort on the sizing. I'll look you up the next time we are on Maui to see what new pieces you have. Thanks again!"
"... Thank you so much! Your beautiful bracelet arrived this afternoon! It’s gorgeous and it fits perfectly! It has some room for movement - just the way I like it to fit! "
"I wanted to let you know that I've received the necklace and its Beautiful! I love it and can't wait to wear it!I will send some photos of me wearing it. Thank you again!"
"The necklace is awesome wearing it and getting many compliments."
"I bought one of your mermaid collection necklaces in Maui last month and LOVE it!! ... It is such a beautiful piece and I am so excited to own it.!"
"I just received the earrings and they are all I could have hoped for and more. I cannot tell you how pleased I am. They look great with or without the pendant. They are really perfect in appearance."