Manuela is a Melbourne based jeweller. After moving to Australia from Portugal, she began to explore the diverse landscapes and fell in love with the local flora. With a background in mathematics, it seemed a natural progression to bring into her jewellery the organic textures and patterns hidden in nature like the native spiky Sheoak pod or the so well-known healing Honey Manuka pod.
Manuela is nourished by serendipitous moments when gathering botanical elements from Australian reserves. Back to the studio, Manuela creates unique jewels made of silver and gold that perpetuate those nature elements. Most of the collections, like the Enchanted Forest, are a combination of Australian pods and sapphires from local sourced mines. However, as Manuela comes from Portugal, the creator has also special pieces inspired by Portuguese seeds to represent Manuela’s heritage. Wearing one of Manuela's creations is having an eternalized fraction of nature inspired by the vibrant culture of Australia.
Sterling silver crepe myrtle studs RRP $120
Sterling silver rose gold plated bushy yate studs RRP $145
Sterling silver oxidised triple pod ring RRP $180
Sterling silver gold plated esteva pod earrings RRP $140
Sterling silver blackened sheoak pod earrings RRP $100
Sterling Silver rose gold plated wreath necklace RRP $170
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