Since launching her brand over 20 years ago, Silvia Furmanovich has become one of the most visionary artists working in fine jewelry today. The designer was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to a line of Italian goldsmiths. As a child, she spent hours working beside her father in his atelier. “He taught me the importance of craftsmanship," she says.
Furmanovich’s daring designs combine her meticulous attention to detail with her passion for the natural world, ancient cultures and unusual materials. Employing a unique alchemy of found artifacts, traditional techniques and materials both humble and precious, the designer creates wearable art that feels timeless and distinctly unique. Among the unusual elements she has used in her collections are wood marquetry, ebony, oxidized copper, vintage lacquer, shells, and woven bamboo. These details are balanced by the rich opulence of 18kt gold, diamonds and the dazzling gemstones for which Brazil is known.
“I love to find something unexpected in a remote part of the world and transform it into jewelry that someone will cherish,” says the designer, whose pieces are all handmade in São Paulo.