Young In The Mountains is the atelier of artist, Mariele Ivy, where a small team of talented young creatives work together to produce fine jewelry to represent & celebrate life.
I learned from a young age, that BEING AN ARTIST ISN'T JUST ABOUT PRODUCING WORK, it's THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE.
MARIELE IVY, SHE, HER
ARTIST, DESIGNER, FOUNDER
As the daughter of a wooden boat builder & an avid gardener, my works have always been inspired by the symbiosis of humans & their environment. Born and raised in Western Montana, I spent my early life in the rivers and woods exploring and creating art inspired by my beautiful surroundings. It was in a 1920s barn-turned wooden-boat studio that I created my first jewelry piece at the age of 5. A thin blue ribbon strung through an oyster shell, simple and natural, a harbinger of what was to come.
My professional journey began 19 years ago in my first home studios and rented garages, consciously perfecting my craft and exploring the aesthetics of fashion, home, and body adornment in collections ranging from skateboards, bags, clothing, ceramics, and all the while: jewelry. Championing found materials, and valuing a light footprint in regards to sourcing has been a pivotal and lifelong aspect of my creativity.
In 2012 Young In the Mountains was officially born so that I could create under a unified name that would allow other craftspeople into my creative vision and narrow the creative focus and energy on exclusively heirloom quality, jewelry for celebrations. Our mantra, “Celebrate in color,” is our reminder that celebrations no matter the size, shouldn’t go unnoticed, they should be vividly observed!
Over a decade has passed, and YITM has built a reputation for unique jewelry with an eye for the unexpected details that inspire our collectors, all crafted with honor and respect for our environment. We are thrilled to have you join our passion for artistic exploration and ethics. Your trust is essential to us, and we take pride in our commitment to both our integrity and your satisfaction.
That's why we give you the YITM guarantee: if a craftsmanship issue arises with your piece, we take full responsibility and promise to find a tailored solution for you. Whether it’s a hassle-free exchange, replacement, store credit, or meticulous repairs by our skilled team - we will make it right.
When you choose YITM, you're not just buying a piece of jewelry, you're becoming an activist. Together we are dedicated to ethical change in the jewelry industry, love equality, and unparalleled self-expression!