Talkative designer, Shinobu Marotta, had a career as a graphic designer before finding her passion in the world of fine jewelry. After developing skills in both jewelry design and craftsmanship, she joined a leading jewelry company in her native Japan, spending several years working in the industry while studying the landscape of the market. In 2008, Shinobu launched Talkative with a vision of offering casual fine jewelry to independent women looking for a more contemporary aesthetic. Partnering with highly-skilled Japanese artisans, Shinobu prides herself on the permanence of each piece and its ability to become a beloved heirloom. Her designs are fun-loving and whimsical, intended to spark a conversation with her modern twist on traditional Japanese craftsmanship.