Yasha Jewels

Dr. Joie Taylor, aka “Yasha,” redefines what it means to be a renaissance woman. She traces her trademark style — rare gemstones in surprising settings — to the experiences of her past, explaining that each step she’s made on the map informs her creations. Utilizing hand-selected, responsibly-sourced precious and one-of-a-kind gemstones, her jewelry evokes her history as an engineer, dancer, musician, and healer. Allusions to dance are found in the graceful curves of her art pendants, while her work as a musician is found in her bold stage pieces. Exacting craftsmanship and geometric twists nod towards her years as a metalsmith and scientist. Meanwhile, Yasha’s ongoing work as a healer shapes the greater context of her work, and several pieces in her collection were fashioned with specific restorative qualities.

A member of the Lahaina Art Society, Yasha’s jewelry exemplifies the modern woman: Powerful and feminine, brave and sensitive, vibrant and unexpected.

Earth’s Treasures

The environments that have enthralled Yasha are made manifest in cutting-edge but timeless compositions. From diamonds to opals and turquoise to larimar, each gemstone is carefully selected to be worn both every day and for special occasions. Every piece in her collection was also built to endure — and to be worn from generation to generation.

Artistic Intelligence

Yasha holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. She got her start in jewelry as a self-taught bead-smith, which was followed by two years of courses in the fundamentals of jewelry manufacturing, metalsmithing, and gemstone setting at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Maui, Hawaii. Yasha handcrafts pieces herself while also working with a team of jewelers to manufacture her designs efficiently. In design, she calls upon her engineering CAD design experience with Matrix for ultimate precision, as well as 3D printing and casting. She calls the South Side of Maui home, and is constantly at work on fresh, innovative pieces.

Drop Larimar Pendant by Yasha - YAS670P

Drop Larimar Pendant

$100.00
Clover Peridot Bracelet by Yasha - YAS635B

Peridot Clover Bracelet

$1,200.00
Rectangular Blue Topaz Ring by Yasha - YAS671R

Rectangular Blue Topaz Ring, Size 10

$1,350.00
Blue Topaz Ring by Yasha

Blue Topaz Ring

Labradorite Ring by Yasha - YAS568R

Labradorite Ring

$425.00
Moonstone Ring by Yasha - YAS638R

Moonstone Ring, Size 9

$450.00
Kunzite Tanzanite Duo Necklace by Yasha - YAS626N

Kunzite Tanzanite Duo Necklace

$835.00
Larimar and Blue Topaz Sea Horse Necklace by Yasha - YAS575N

Larimar and Blue Topaz Sea Horse Necklace

$725.00
Curved Larimar, Moonstone, and Blue Topaz Necklace by Yasha - YAS594N

Curved Larimar, Moonstone, and Blue Topaz Necklace

$725.00
Curved Larimar and Amethyst Pendant by Yasha - YAS633P

Curved Larimar and Amethyst Pendant

$725.00
Oval Larimar Pendant by Yasha - YAS629P

Oval Larimar Pendant

$220.00
Oval Turquoise Pendant by Yasha - YAS631P

Oval Turquoise Pendant

$300.00
Amethyst and Larimar Pendant by Yasha - YAS634P

Amethyst and Larimar Pendant

$725.00
Oval Turquoise Dangle Earrings - YAS613E

Oval Turquoise Dangle Earrings

$200.00
Kyanite Stud Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS614E

Kyanite Stud Dangle Earrings

$225.00
Moonstone and Larimar Mystic Double Gem Studs by Yasha - YAS643E

Moonstone and Larimar Mystic Double Gem Studs

$275.00
Labradorite and Tanzanite Mystic Double Gem Studs by Yasha - YAS665E

Labradorite and Tanzanite Mystic Double Gem Studs

$325.00
Labradorite and Black Spinel Mystic Double Gem Studs by Yasha - YAS619E

Labradorite and Black Spinel Mystic Double Gem Studs

$325.00
Dark Green Tourmaline and Peridot Exclaim Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS660E

Tourmaline and Peridot Exclaim Dangle Earrings

$395.00
Tourmaline and Crystal Briolette Exclaim Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS621E

Tourmaline and Crystal Briolette Exclaim Dangle Earrings

$375.00
Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Exclaim Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS623E

Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Exclaim Dangle Earrings

$295.00
Tourmaline and Faceted Crystal Exclaim Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS621E

Tourmaline and Faceted Crystal Exclaim Dangle Earrings

$375.00
Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz Exclaim Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS620E

Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz Exclaim Dangle Earrings

$275.00
Labradorite Open Angle Hoop Earrings by Yasha - YAS604E

Labradorite Open Angle Hoop Earrings

$195.00
Open Angle Hoop Earrings by Yasha - YAS609E

Open Angle Hoop Earrings

$200.00
Blue Topaz Loop Hoop by Yasha - YAS606E

Blue Topaz Loop Hoop Earrings

$275.00
Blue Topaz and Larimar Drop Earrings - YAS666E

Blue Topaz and Larimar Drop Earrings

$195.00
Larimar and Tanzanite Double Drop Earrings by Yasha - YAS656E

Larimar and Tanzanite Double Drop Earrings

$225.00
Ruby and Yellow Sapphire Slice Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS651E

Ruby and Yellow Sapphire Slice Dangle Earrings

$625.00
Ruby and Blue Sapphire Slice Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS652E

Ruby and Blue Sapphire Slice Dangle Earrings

$625.00
Emerald and Pink Sapphire Slice Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS662E

Emerald and Pink Sapphire Slice Dangle Earrings

$425.00
Pink Sapphire and Emerald Slice Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS659E

Pink Sapphire and Emerald Slice Dangle Earrings

$425.00
Emerald Slice Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS617E

Emerald Slice Dangle Earrings

$325.00
Blue Sapphire and Ruby Slice Dangle Earrings by Yasha - YAS618E

Blue Sapphire and Ruby Slice Dangle Earrings

$395.00

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