It’s one of my favourite things to be tipped off about an awesome jewellery designer – only to realise that she comes from good old Cape Town! I have liked very similar jewellery on Pinterest so imagine my excitement to find out that I can purchase my own gorgeous pieces right down the road.
Dear Rae Jewellery was started in 2012 by Karin Rae Matthee, who has a BA Fine Art from Stellenbosch University (my Alma Mater too!). She says on her website that,
In 2008 she completed a semester at the Pforzheim Hochschule in Germany. This exchange was a very significant experience in Karin’s studies, it refined her skills and inspired her to start Dear Rae.
Well I’m pretty glad that she did start this gorgeous brand as I could happily spend next months entire salary on her pieces! The jewellery is made up of natural lines and simplistic forms and are available in gold, silver, brass and copper. These precious pieces are designed to be worn everyday and celebrate the beauty and ease of simplicity and translate into functional jewellery.
She has the most interesting pendant necklaces;
The bracelets are also beautiful and are perfect for the stacking trend at the moment!
Now you all know I’m a sucker for rings.. How cute are these babies below?
And then, for some added pizzaz, she also throws in a few gemstones to keep things beautiful;
If you have now fallen as head over heels for Dear Rae Jewellery as I now have, you can visit their website here, like their Facebook page here and follow her on Twitter @Dearrae. My favourite part of the whole website is the cleaning instructions – “the best way to keep your jewellery clean is to wear it”. Now with a motto like that, you know these pieces are made to last!
Thanks @Claire_Hills for directing me to this awesome find!