20 Apr, 2016 – Yasha is fine, fashion, art jewelry that has appealed to clientele of luxury resorts, art galleries and high end fashion boutiques. According to Michael Gilbert, Curator of Corporate Collections for Waldorf Astoria, Yasha Jewels is “A unique world class form of art. Jewelry is Yasha’s calling a medium which expresses her soul.”
In just over 1 year Yasha’s jewelry has caught attention across the Hawaiian Islands with a feature in the 2016 March/April Issue of Maui No Ka Oi magazine, several issues of On Maui magazine, and thousands of customers across the globe.
“I have a wide variety of influence from my experience as an engineer, musician, dancer and nature lover. My jewelry has an electric feeling that people are magnetically drawn to. Unique designs, classic styles.”
Many have called her a modern day renaissance woman. Joie Taylor received the name Yasha in 2006. Yasha means success, glory, worth and splendor. With a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University she has also had professional careers as a dancer, musician, professor and meditation teacher. As she transitioned from her career as a professor at Maui College into her new-found passion, her designs quickly caught attention and she began to receive requests, building collectors across the globe. She developed her own style of design with an emphasis on one-of-a-kind pieces.
“I have watched Yasha’s jewelry transform into a unique world class art form. Jewelry is her calling a medium which shows her soul.”
Michael Gilbert Curator of Corporate Collections for Waldorf Astoria.