About The Jewellery

 

Inspiration for the Launch Collection

Together with artists, writers and collectors alike, I find myself under the spell that captivated the earliest explorers of Africa. On this continent, the human imagination holds sway, and can turn anything into adornment. Africans’ creative freedom is virtually unlimited, and I cannot help but marvel at their ability to turn even simple materials into ornamentation of stunning splendour and sophistication. It awakens in me the instinctive human need for pleasure and play.
 
I want to contribute to creating an alternative to conventional Western jewellery through looking at Africa with a fresh lens. What affects me are the visual impressions of the vanishing tribes of Africa. It speaks of worlds that have since succumbed to the unforgiving centuries and ruthless pursuit of progress.
 
Maybe you’ll also find yourself falling under the spell of Africa…
 

The Materials

I love the look of ivory but did not want to harm any animals, so I experimented for years and eventually developed a recipe that resembles ivory but with no animal products or testing. I also developed a faux ebony recipe.

My jewellery is certified vegan by PETA (see listing here). 

The Shop

I work alone and handcraft each piece in my studio, so subtle differences make each piece unique.

For most pieces, only one is available at any time. For rings, I adjust the piece to your finger size. This means you can order any ring in the shop in your exact ring size. You can order any bangle in the shop in any of five sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large.

Because I work alone, I can only handle a limited number of orders at a time. Thus, from time to time I might have to stop accepting any orders for a period. You can sign up to be notified when the shop re-opens for orders and when new collections launch.