ABOUT Rising Blue

Rising Blue is a collection of luxury jewelry  inspired by traveling in the tropics. Easy, beautiful, classic, modern styling for the adventurers spirit.

The pieces are handcrafted by artisans I meet on my travels through beautiful Bali, Indonesia and exotic Thailand.

Follow the Working Abroad page where I write about the adventures of running my business. I take the photos on my website, mostly of friends, and design and create the jewelry. 

I am honored to have had a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for Rising Blue! Yew!

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -Margaret Lee Runbeck

ABOUT Mary Byrd

I am an apparel designer turned metal entrepreneur.

I live in cute Old Town Seal Beach in Southern California with my hubs in our 100 year old apartment above a pizza shop.  I have a thing for poached eggs and pour over coffee. I love fitness, running, practicing yoga and dabbling in Muay Thai, although I am too scared to actually fight! 

I started Rising Blue Jewelry to create a product that will last for decades. I wanted to find my life’s work and build something little by little until I have a pile of jewels a pirate would be proud of. 

I am passionate about working with artisans in developing countries all over the globe. I love to explore and turn strangers into friends.

Let's be friends !




About the Collection

I packed a bag and for months I traveled around South East Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, and Japan to create my dream jewelry collection.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a magical place where creativity and hand crafted design is fostered. Rising Blue studio is located among the rice patties of Canggu, Bali where I spent two months working.


Located in the mountainous Northern region of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a rad city. It is home to baby elephant sanctuaries and exquisite silver artistans. 


The metal is hand cut, soldered and manipulated to create each piece of jewelry, cultivating the silversmith heritage of the islands. The collection is a collaborative process with the metalsmiths. I hand sketch concepts and work through the idea in the studio, with reggae blasting and kids playing.