Mariko Tsuchiyama was born and raised in Nagasaki. She discovered her passion for jewellery, at a young age in Japan, when she visited a pearl farm. After graduating university, she worked at a high end fashion house, which inspired her to become a jewellery maker.
Mariko initially trained in silversmithing at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, then moved to London and studied at Central Saint Martins. She launched her own brand in 2016. Today, she is based next to the sea in Brighton, England.