Holly Yashi

It started with only two in a garage in Arcata, California.

After 40 years the team has grown to nearly 50 in a 15,000 sq ft studio, still in Arcata, and still hand-making every bit of magic to help you lead your most colorful life.

Since 1981, Holly Yashi have been making quality, handcrafted artisan jewelry in their Redwood Coast design studio in Arcata, California. Their signature style of colorful and lightweight niobium metal is still what makes Holly Yashi jewelry unique and irresistible. Featuring an array of inspiring materials, including Austrian crystal pearls, Bohemian and dichroic glass, and hypo-allergenic metals, all their jewelry is crafted by hand in small, high quality batches, one piece at a time.

In 1981, recent college graduates Holly Hosterman and Paul “Yashi” Lubitz were searching for creative ways to use their degrees. Holly, who majored in studio art with an emphasis in jewelry making, and Paul, who graduated with a double degree in industrial technology and music, knew they wanted to work together. Combining their talents to lay the foundation for what would quickly become a successful jewelry business, they transformed their one-car garage into a design studio and started their lifelong career with Holly Yashi.

Holly’s first designs were hand cut animal earrings made of brass and silver. Within months they had a loyal following, and soon after Holly and Paul discovered the magic within a seemingly dull gray metal called niobium. Through an expedited oxidation process, niobium is dipped into a bath of electrically charged water which turns the metal into hues of rich, permanent color. The beautiful result is a look that has become the signature style of Holly Yashi for the last forty years.

Isla Earrings in Forever Blue
Isla Earrings in Forever Blue $95.00
Isla Necklace in Forever Blue
Isla Necklace in Forever Blue $130.00
Marisol Earrings in Forever Blue
Marisol Earrings in Forever Blue $75.00
Marisol Earrings in Gold
Marisol Earrings in Gold $75.00
Valena Earrings in Blush Pink
Valena Earrings in Blush Pink $80.00
Valena Earrings in Silver & Gold
Valena Earrings in Silver & Gold $80.00
Valena Necklace in Silver & Gold
Valena Necklace in Silver & Gold Sold Out
Thalia Earrings in Aubergine
Thalia Earrings in Aubergine $85.00
Thalia Earrings in Deep Teal
Thalia Earrings in Deep Teal Sold Out
Sorrel Necklace in Aubergine
Sorrel Necklace in Aubergine $100.00
Orla Drop Earrings in Golden Mist
Orla Drop Earrings in Golden Mist $75.00
Orla Post Earrings in Golden Mist
Orla Post Earrings in Golden Mist $75.00
Orla Necklace in Golden Mist
Orla Necklace in Golden Mist $110.00
Orla Necklace in Velvet Indigo
Orla Necklace in Velvet Indigo $110.00
Seren Earrings in Velvet Indigo
Seren Earrings in Velvet Indigo Sold Out
Seren Earrings in Golden Mist
Seren Earrings in Golden Mist $80.00
Rip Tide Earrings in Calypso Blue
Rip Tide Earrings in Calypso Blue $75.00
Rip Tide Earrings in Peach Sunset
Rip Tide Earrings in Peach Sunset $75.00
Sea Meadow Earrings in Plum
Sea Meadow Earrings in Plum $75.00
Sea Meadow Earrings in Sage
Sea Meadow Earrings in Sage $75.00
Alexa Earrings
Alexa Earrings $80.00
Alexa Necklace
Alexa Necklace $95.00
Avant Garden Pendant in Blue Mist
Avant Garden Pendant in Blue Mist $120.00
Avant Garden Pendant in Sage Mist
Avant Garden Pendant in Sage Mist $120.00
Bella Butterfly Earrings in Green Flash
Bella Butterfly Earrings in Green Flash Sold Out
Blooming Lotus Earrings in Blue
Blooming Lotus Earrings in Blue $50.00