MELISSA JOY MANNING
When Melissa Joy Manning started making jewelry in the early 90s, her designs soon attracted a following. Now, with one studio in California and another in New York, she has her own line inspired by a love of travel, art, and culture. All pieces are designed by the artist and hand-crafted one-at-a-time by an in-house team of artisans. Dedicated to producing as little waste as possible, they use recycled silver or gold for every item.
As a trained jeweler, Manning honors traditional metalsmithing techniques by hand-building all of her jewelry. This master-craftsman touch gives each piece its own story and slightly different characteristic.