About

About Monique

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As someone who grew up in an artistic environment I was very fortunate to be able to enter the field of jewellery design and manufacturing.  My father was a goldsmith, and although I toyed with the idea of becoming a vet, I eventually joined my father’s business for a 4-year apprenticeship.

 

I found I thoroughly enjoyed the design and manufacture of jewellery, it allowed me to combine my love of nature with stones and precious metals and more recently has allowed me to make a small change in the world with our copper straws and tableware.

 

With cutting-edge design and skilful craftsmanship my style is elegant, earthy, classy and modern. My jewellery is ever changing, every collection is a step forward, leaving the past behind. I am always exploring the next level. My customer is design and style savvy and has as a strong sense of individuality.

 

Our traditional well-equipped workshop is nestled below the magnificent Winterberg mountains in the beautiful village of Porterville in the Western Cape of South Africa.

 

Choose our bespoke service to create a unique piece of jewellery. You will be involved with each step of the process from the design to the manufacture, taking into account the timescale and your budget, allowing you the freedom to turn your ideas into something completely original and 100% yours.

 

We love to remodel inherited jewellery, incorporating either the metal or gemstones, creating a completely new, wearable piece. Dust off your old and unworn pieces and give them a new lease of life.

 

In addition, we offer a variety of one Day Workshops all of which take place in our studio.

 

We are thrilled to offer you a beautiful range of custom Copper and Brass tableware items with an emphasis on quality, design and functionality.

 

– Monique Nienaber, Goldsmith, Ebonymoon –