Manuela Igreja Jewels

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. 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 pods found in Australia and Australian gemstones like sapphires, zircons and garnets from local ethically sourced mines. Wearing one of Manuela's creations is having a made by hand eternalized fraction of nature inspired by the vibrant culture of Australia.