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Sisters, Jen and Trudi have been carving jewelry and designing since the ages of 5 and 9. Their mother was a teacher, diamond broker and jewelry designer. Their father was a graphic designer, photographer and fine jewelry craftsman trained in San Francisco. Together their family had a successful handmade jewelry line featured in galleries and boutiques around the world in the 1980s and 1990s called Manoa Designs.
Years later, in her early 20s after studying marketing and business at UC Berkeley in California and earning her law degree in Honolulu, Jen opened several successful boutiques in Honolulu (over 13 retail locations during a 14 year span at some of the largest malls and shopping centers). She started Tidepool Love five years ago, as the signature jewelry line in some of her home décor or clothing boutiques. She soon began wholesaling Tidepool Love to other boutiques and resorts in 2012 and has exclusively focused on wholesaling Tidepool Love to over 65+ stores after selling her last store in late 2013. In 2014 Jen designed an exclusive Tidepool Love collection of earrings and necklaces for MACY’s (the largest retailer in the world) and continues to create custom lines for other resorts and boutiques so that retailers may have pieces unique to their store or location in the world.
In 2014, Trudi re-joined her sister and together they continue to expand Tidepool Love as an international brand. Growing up in Hawai`i, Tidepool Love is a reflection of the sisters’ island lifestyle and weekends spent at their family beach home on the North Shore of Oahu. Trudi recently hand-carved the coveted Mermaid Whispers collection and the large Coral Statement bracelets and her experience in fine arts is reflected in her attention to detail and creative expertise. Jen’s favorite moments are those spent with her young children working on creative projects and playing at the beach. Both Jen and Trudi bring depth and variety to the brand Tidepool Love and promise to remain committed to creating unique, original and handmade treasures you will wear for years to come!