I first met Joyce Makitalo last September at the shoot of our Alpha Girls cover for Town & Country. Of course I knew of her way before that. She’d been getting good press for the jewellery she creates — and rightfully so.
A twitter conversation inspired Joyce to create a new line – less chunky but equally stunning. She calls this the Anguine necklace and/or bracelet. It can be worn in many ways. She says I inspired her to work with freshwater pearls.
Our conversation went something like this. Joyce: I think pearls should only be white, not golden. Me: Oh but golden pearls are stunning! And the golden south sea pearl is endemic to the Philippines. Something like that. Next thing I know, she works not only with golden freshwater pearls but also black and other dyed pearls. The result, another amazing piece!
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