Susana Martins is a contemporary jewellery designer, born and raised in northern Portugal in a traditional goldsmithing town between Porto and Braga, she is trained as a goldsmith and stone-setter before pursuing a post-graduate diploma in Jewellery Design at the School of Arts of Oporto’s Catholic University and a qualification as a Gemologist and Diamond Grader at GIA. A few years back and today Martins design work is exhibited worldwide, in trade shows and galleries from London to New York, and including a permanent jeweled sculpture in the Jaguar Lounge at the Automobile Museum in Malaga, Spain. Currently residing in Dubai, as a jewellery designer Susana Martins introduced herself to the jewellery industry with bespoke collections of Art Deco Era inspired and influenced by the intersections between architecture and design. Embracing an array of diverse stimuli that infatuate her – the dominant presence of sculpture, the captivating decoration of Art Deco, the elegant simplicity of Minimalism, Susana seeks to embody these sentiments into jewellery and designs her own world of unique adornments that set out to differentiate the wearer!
One word – marvellous! I am so excited about what’s coming up next from this very talented woman. Since moving to Dubai as a Chief Creative Director of a prominent regional jewellery brand, Susana Martins has cultivated her passion for a platform where jewellery design, production, and education can be brought together in a single space, and in 2015, founded a project in Alserkal Avenue. This said, Susana coveted to launch into her solo project in 2017, a Design Atelier where she now designs for her eponymous label and collaborates, as a Consultant with up-and-coming and established Jewellery Brands.
Read on as the talented designer elaborately reflects on her time at Dubai, talks about her love for jewellery and reveals her future plans.
Lobe Clips featuring a pair of Gia Certified Trapiche Colombian Emeralds weighing 11.36 carats in fancy cabochon cut. One-of-a-kind piece crafted in 18k white gold, set with diamonds in round, pear and kite shape weighing total 3.4 carats. Embellished with black enamel inlay.
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