Holly Yashi

Holly Hosterman & Paul “Yashi” Lubitz
Arcata, California

In 1981, Holly Hosterman and Paul “Yashi” Lubitz were searching for creative ways to use their degrees. Holly, who majored in Metalsmithing/Jewelry, and Paul, who graduated with a double degree in Industrial Technology and Music, knew they wanted to work together. Combining their talent, Holly and Paul transformed their one-car garage into a design studio and started their lifelong career with Holly Yashi. Within months they had a loyal following, and soon discovered the beauty of the metal niobium.
Through an expedited oxidation process, niobium is dipped into an electrically-charged water bath which turns the metal into hues of rich, permanent color. Niobium is light-weight, environmentally clean, and the hypo-allergenic quality is so trustworthy it is often used in surgical implants. Holly and her creative team craft new designs every day and look forward to continue providing jewelry lovers everywhere with wearable expressions of art and beauty.