Fully dedicated to the ethical treatment of people and the environment, Melissa Joy Manning leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the principles of her practices. Working with a variety of traditional and non-traditional gemstones, each design gives off a magical, whimsical energy. Each piece of Melissa Joy Manning jewelry is handmade in her California or New York studios by an in-house team of artists using traditional metalsmithing techniques.
<i>A single tear rolled down her cheek.</i><br>
A subtle teardrop-shaped opal doublet is snugly housed in hard-formed 14k yellow gold bezel. The thin gold cable chain is adjustable. An all-seasons piece.
<i>Fortune favors the gold.</i><br>
...And the silver, too. Hand-formed lightning, moon, and horseshoe charms are said to bring good luck (and fair winds, too). The recycled sterling silver chain adjusts to your mood. Isn’t that lucky?
6.5 mm turquoise
<i>Hoop, there it is.</i><br>
A refined take on the hoop. An oblong oval hoop hangs from straight across bar. Ladylike but still cool.
<i>Just a drop in the bucket.</i><br>
Three bezel-wrapped herkimer diamonds are strung one on top of another on an adjustable 14k yellow gold cable chain. Powerful yet subtle.
<i>It was a mixed bag.</i><br>
Opal and tourmaline and gold, oh my! A watermelon tourmaline pendant hangs from a gold hoop, while the opal doublet rests in a pretty four-prong setting, which hangs under a cool tourmaline crystal.
<i>You can’t just string him along</i><br>
Three organically-shaped pearls are strung along an adjustable cable chain. A modern take on the ultimate classic.
<i>Don’t tell me to calm down!</i><br>
A <i>big</i> hoop for those who like to keep it saucy. Lightweight enough to wear all day, these hand-formed babes will be your new best friend. Single piece construction with an easy latch closure.
Honor nature’s most villainized creature with this ultra-cool necklace. A shark tooth set in 14k gold and hangs from an adjustable cable chain.
<i>It’s sooo cold in here.</i><br>
Earrings on the rocks. These cool, gold bezel-wrapped apophyllite cubes are juuust chunky enough to make a statement. Great on their own or part of a larger collection.
Mexican apatite, kept in its natural crystal formation, is bezel-set in gold. Said to stimulate intellect, but we like it cuz it's nice and pretty. Post back.
<i>I’ll be here, hammering away!</i><br>
A super simple Melissa Joy Manning staple. This hand-hammered, oxidized sterling silver cuff features seamless gold tips — a nice little accent.