Melissa Joy Manning links the modern with the traditional whenever possible. Her unique expression is clearly influenced by her passion for travel, art, and culture. She studied silversmithing and jewelry design at the Insitutio de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and European design principles at the University of Barcelona.
Melissa says, “I believe in the permanence of the piece, and one of my greatest inspirations is in knowing that people will treasure their jewelry, hopefully for generations. My jewelry is not an accessory, but an expression. My pieces aren’t about buying into what mass media tells you you should be, but about finding a piece that speaks to the individuals and echoes their personality. I believe that jewelry can influence the way you feel; it can say and mean something different to every wearer.”