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I am born and bred in a little Island in the Mediterranean called Malta, where Jewellery has always been of prime importance to women. This comes back from a culture where the dowry given to women was in gold and it was their insurance for the rest of their lives. Today this hardly applies but the taste for beautiful jewellery has remained.

I started becoming interested in Jewellery design when I first went to Bali some 18 years ago. The silver smith industry here is as old as the kings of Bali, where like Malta the heavy adornments for the ladies with their beautiful intricate designs, much like the rest of what they wear is an extension of their culture.

Coupled with the beautiful silver smithing is the incredible variety of natural materials you find here. The beautiful South Sea pearls, the Mother of Pearls, the Keshi and Blister…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 4
  • Joined May 12, 2012

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Silver, Pearls, Shells, Gemstones

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About

I am born and bred in a little Island in the Mediterranean called Malta, where Jewellery has always been of prime importance to women. This comes back from a culture where the dowry given to women was in gold and it was their insurance for the rest of their lives. Today this hardly applies but the taste for beautiful jewellery has remained.

I started becoming interested in Jewellery design when I first went to Bali some 18 years ago. The silver smith industry here is as old as the kings of Bali, where like Malta the heavy adornments for the ladies with their beautiful intricate designs, much like the rest of what they wear is an extension of their culture.

Coupled with the beautiful silver smithing is the incredible variety of natural materials you find here. The beautiful South Sea pearls, the Mother of Pearls, the Keshi and Blister pearls, natural gemstones... I had to sit at table and start playing with this huge variety of beautiful pieces of nature and design jewellery. In my country I was an interior designer and artist. In Bali which is where I am now living my second life, I design beautiful jewellery for beautiful women.

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