Mysty by Sílvia Taveira is the name of my jewelry brand.
Even though I am in permanent awe of other designers’ work, there are times when inspiration strikes and I just feel I have to do it myself.
Africa: a collection
Africa is a never ending source of inspiration, its tribal culture, the colours, the sounds – mysterious and mystical… And so current, these days.
Inspired by the ambiance and the relevance that this continent has had in the history of my country, Portugal, I have started a jewellery line called “Africa”, within my own brand – Mysty by Sílvia Taveira – which is my interpretation of symbols and colours, the tissue patterns, the tribal masks and shields, the laid back mood.
From inspiration to the actual jewels, here is a visual summary.
The pieces combine locally sourced materials – woods, bone and tortoise from Mozambique – with precious metals and coloured stones such as peridot (one of my favorite stones), saphires, coral and turquoise.