a company founded by a woman, directed by women, and dedicated to empowering women locally and around the world


Marcia Maizel-Clarke is the creative force behind Dogeared, the California jewellery brand synonymous with real style and meaningful messages. A passion for beautiful design and a free spirited point of view make Dogeared’s creations truly special, and a go-to gift and personal favourite of women everywhere.

Dogeared Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and Rings

Dogeared was born on the beaches of Southern California in 1991. Marcia recognized the need for jewels that speak, and began selling her handcrafted designs at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market. A fierce believer in the power of words, positive energy and good karma, Marcia gave her designs a voice; assigning each jewel a name, a message, and an extra layer of meaning. Her philosophy that jewellery should be both beautiful and meaningful really resonated with people, and her creative vision began to take shape: An entire brand focused on connections people make with their jewellery. Designs that say something about the people, places, celebrations, milestones and moments they want to remember forever… Dogeared pages in the stories of their lives. And just like that, Marcia’s dream had a name.

Dogeared was a labour of love from day one. Marcia designed and handcrafted each piece to order in her tiny kitchen, while her husband, Dogeared co-founder Merlin Clarke, used his graphic design skills to create a look and feel for the brand. To get her business off the ground and her designs out into the world, Marcia drew heavily upon her retail background as a former buyer for Macy’s. Knowing how to ‘think like a retailer’ empowered the designer and entrepreneur with a keen understanding of what women want to wear, what makes an unforgettable gift, and what stands out in the market.

A Must-Have Gold Plated, Sterling Silver and Pearl Jewellery

Dogeared believes good things happen. The idea that great style should be effortless, authentic and real has evolved into Dogeared’s core design philosophy: Keep it simple, make it special, and create timeless jewels that celebrate individuality, self-expression, love, and friendship. Marcia counts life in California as her greatest design inspiration, and the cool, uncomplicated nature of her designs reflect the modern, laid-back California lifestyle. Subtle classics, eclectic statements and true originals… designed in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness and handcrafted to order in their energy-filled Southern California Studio.

Dogeared lives by their philosophy that what goes around comes around by handcrafting everything locally, respecting the planet, and partnering with non-profit organizations that share their vision of a better world. As a certified B-Corporation, Dogeared is proud to be part of a community of companies developing better business practices, creating new ways to measure success, working with dignity and purpose, and using business as a force for good.

Stephanie Weaver Sales is Dogeared Jewellery Sales Representative (Agent) in the UK.

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