Vanda Jacintho

Resin pebbles and chains become jewels to treasure

Vanda Jacintho’s statement jewellery is as big and bold as her native Brazil. With a refined eye for aesthetics, her preference is for ethically sourced materials such as mahogany. She also considers resin "the richest material to create shapes and textures" and turns it into oversized chain-link or amorphous pebble shapes dotted with crystals in drop earrings and neckpieces. Forms from nature inspire the fashion editor-turned-designer who grew up on her family’s estate in the Patanal wetlands. She is also known for experimenting with unusual techniques including creating copper earrings that have been oxidised in vinegar.