Press Mentions

Native jewelry designer Coco Paniora Salinas loves working with journalists to share the compelling stories behind Rumi Sumaq, his art jewelry studio located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re a member of the media and would like to talk, please send an email to  or give us a call at (508)645-6018.

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Rumi Sumaq Press Mentions


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DRESSED MV magazine is a lifestyle publication dedicated to showcasing an array of fashionable and stylish looks found at some of the most amazing stores and boutiques located on Martha’s Vineyard. Rumi Sumaq jewelry has been featured numerous times.

In the July 2019 summer editorial issue, creative director Trena Morrison styled Rumi Sumaq summer bracelets with jewelry by Star Dancer Designs, Hawkhouse and Arreis Designs.

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In the 2018 Holiday issue, a Rumi Sumaq macrame necklace was paired with earrings by Nettie Kent Jewelry and a brass necklace by Clementine & Co.
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In the July 2018 summer editorial issue, creative director Trena Morrison styled Rumi Sumaq string bracelets with jewelry by Brenda Benware, Laura Artruu, Jeanie Hay, Nettie Kent, Littlest Fish Designs and Adam Thibodeau.
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In August of 2017, our small business was featured in the local Martha’s Vineyard newspaper, The MV Times, in an article titled Stone Cold Beauty.


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Rumi Sumaq art jewelry has been featured on the Style Blog of Esperanza Spalding numerous times. Esperanza is a big fan of Coco’s metal and macrame jewelry and has worn many designs on her Radio City Music tour.
Esperanza Spalding wearing Rumi Sumaq Waves Necklace
Photo credit: Andy Sheppard
Esperanza Spalding chose the Rumi Sumaq “Waves” Necklace to wear on opening night of her Radio City Music tour in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Esperanza chose to pair the bold, ocean inspired necklace with the Dragon’s Blood dress by designer Gretchen Jones. She featured both designs in a post on her Style Blog titled “Literary and Peruvian Inspirations.”
Esperanza Spalding wearing Rumi Sumaq jewelry
Photo credit: Andy Sheppard
On another night of her Radio City Music tour, Esperanza Spalding styled the Rumi Sumaq Macrame Bloom necklace with the High Neck Bias dress by Amanda Valentine at a show in Highland Park, Illinois. She featured the bold and beautiful look on her Style Blog with the tile, “Macrame Movement.”
Esperanza Spalding in Macrame Bloom Necklace by Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq
Photo credit: Andy Sheppard
Esperanza Spalding is also a fan of Coco’s macrame designs for Rumi Sumaq. In a performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Esperanza wore the Rumi Sumaq Macrame Zig-Zag Bracelet and Mother of Pearl Necklace. She paired the bohemian, macrame accessories with a beautiful dress by Amanda Valentine.
Esperanza Spalding Wearing Rumi Sumaq Macrame Jewelry
Photo credit: Stanley Johnson


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The Rumi Sumaq Men’s Macrame Bracelet was featured in the October 2013 issue of Organic Spa Magazine.

The hand-knotted bracelet by designer Coco Paniora Salinas was part of a menswear layout titled, The Color Advantage. The fashion editors at Organic Spa Magazine paired the bracelet with the Rudyard sweater by Horny Toad. A dashing combination, don’t you think?


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The Rumi Sumaq Waves Necklace was featured in Wirework Magazine in the prestigious Gallery Section of their Fall 2013 issue. The Waves Necklace was also worn by Esperanza Spalding on opening night of her Radio City Music Tour.

The gorgeous, handwoven mixed metal necklace is a one of a kind design that features a large Chrysocolla cabochon surrounded by calming and undulating “waves.”


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Art Jewelry Magazine featured the Rumi Sumaq macrame Necklace “Emergence” in a Gallery section dedicated to jewelry made from alternative materials.
Macrame Necklace by Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq Art Jewelry Magazine


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The Rumi Sumaq Macrame Evil Eye Bracelet was featured in the August 2013 issue of Memphis Health and Fitness Magazine. Fashion editor, Hailey Thomas, chose the evil eye bracelet as her style fit pick of the month. Hailey told us that she absolutely loves her bracelet and receives many compliments on it.She writes:
Fitness fanatics love trendy things, and this macrame bracelet from Peruvian artist/designer Coco Paniora Salinas will keep you on the cutting edge.
— Hailey Thomas, editor
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Leading up to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia in May 2014, staff writer Alexis Sachdov of the Burlington County Times featured designer Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq and his macrame jewelry. The article titled Crafts al fresco in Rittenhouse Square was published on May 6, 2014.
Macrame jewelry of Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq featured in The Burlington County Times


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Emmy-nominated TV host, Robyn Moreno, recently featured Rumi Sumaq macrame jewelry in a blog post titled Get Chunky.

In the post, Robyn writes:

Art Deco has gone ethnic. Or has ethnic has gone art deco?! Either way, jewelry trends have been taking off this season with major influences from both parties. The geometric patterns, bold shapes, and glitz of deco have melded with the handwoven, dyed, and rustic chic of ethnic. This jewelry is all about being chunky and edgy and still sleek and modern.
— Robyn Moreno
Both the macrame bracelet and the macrame necklace are one of a kind designs. They are available for purchase at Collier West in Brooklyn, New York.
Photo credits: Robyn Moreno and Collier West


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In July of 2013, the beautiful Jacqueline Rose featured Rumi Sumaq jewelry on her famed style blog Fashion Snag

Jacqueline chose the Rumi Sumaq Black and White Striped Macrame Bracelet for her niece Sydney who was visiting for the holiday weekend. Jacqueline and Sydney went out for a photo shoot on a beautiful summer day in Colorado. Check out the Cottonwood post on Fashion Snag to see more beautiful pictures of their family time together.


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Ali Bronska featured our Macrame Evil Eye Bracelet in a style post on A Dash of Details on April 29, 2014.

Ali paired the evil eye bracelet with a gorgeous ShawlSmith scarf and, J. Crew white denim jeans, and a Vince scoop neck tee. The title of the post is “White on White. ”

Photo credits by A Dash of Details


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New Orleans art critic Doug MacCash of The Times Picayune and chose the top artists to see among the Contemporary Crafts Tents at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Doug was very impressed with Coco’s macrame jewelry for Rumi Sumaq and included a few of his one of a kind macrame pieces in the article.

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Peruvian artist Coco Paniora Salinas, who lives in New Jersey, learned the fundamentals of making macrame jewelry from his mother, a traditional fiber weaver. The soft colors, complex botanical shapes and raw embedded gemstone lend his jewelry plenty of visual punch. But the restrained composition of the designs preserve a certain elegance. Look for Salinas in the Contemporary Crafts area, tent G.

— Doug MacCash for


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M Magazine
Minnesota Parent Magazine
Jewish Scene Magazine
Adelante Magazine
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Beading Gem’s Journal
The Burlington County Times
Mommy Kat and Kids
The Blog of Margaret Almond

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