Tawapa has been a woman-owned and run company for nearly 20 years. We are named after the commune in the American South West where our owner/designer Phoebe Minona was raised, which gets its name from the Hopi word for "sun-spring."
We began as one of the first companies to produce high quality and thoughtfully designed earrings for the piercing community. Through our pioneering work in this industry, we have established our own niche in the piercing world, as well as the high fashion mainstream.
Our innovative collection of contemporary jewelry is handmade by artisans who we have been thrilled to work alongside for the last two decades. Each piece is carved, detailed and finished meticulously by hand, and this process allows our unique designs to truly shine.
While our beautiful, distinctive aesthetic has continually pushed the boundaries of jewelry design industry-wide, our customers are truly the most important aspect of our business. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering the best customer service in our industry, and it has helped us to build a loyal following of retailers, piercers and clientele worldwide. Our stunning jewelry is brought to you by an honest company that you can feel good about supporting, and it will give you the confidence to take on the world.