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 Durland 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.