It’s Talia owner and designer. I was born and raised on Maui and grew up competing in surfing and paddle boarding events which allowed me to travel from island to island as well as other tropical locations around the world.
In 2005 at the age of twelve, I started making jewelry inspired by the ocean. Shortly after, my dad (John Gangini) encouraged me to start selling some of my pieces at local shops. So I walked into a boutique in Paia Maui with my earrings hanging off the side of a jar full of sea shells and a look book of my designs. The boutique bought four pairs of earrings and Pashey Bella was Born.
In 2007 at 14 years old I enrolled in the Beginner Silver Smith Class at the Hui No'eau a visual art center in Upcountry Maui. This took my skills to a whole new level. I continued on in the next level of Casting, Molding and stone setting. You would find my mom picking me up from a 10 mile Paddle off Maui's North shore coast line, then taking me straight up to the Hui where I would create.
After getting married in 2013 I was inspired to start my Beloved line of custom design engagement rings. I love working with non- traditional gemstones and designs and getting to be apart of such a special time in someone’s life.
You can find some of my jewelry collections in multiple hotel spas and local boutiques on Maui. You can also find all my collections here in our shop section.