Susana cultivated a passion across all aspects of jewellery from an early age. Born in northern Portugal in a traditional goldsmithing town between Porto and Braga, she was heavily influenced by the region’s history. After initially training as a stone-setter she qualified as a goldsmith with the Cindor Jewelry School in Portugal, learning the world’s oldest and most complicated metal techniques. Wanting to enhance her knowledge of jewellery craftsmanship further still, Susana undertook a post-graduate diploma in Jewellery Design from the School of Arts of Oporto Catholic University in Portugal. Upon additional qualifications as a Gemologist and Diamond Grader, she began to work as a Designer and Creative Director.
It’s common to measure success by finances, how much money you make out of a design or how many people want to hire you. I do what I love for a living and I get to choose what design I do and with who I work with. This makes me Happy.
In Crossline Magazine - Interview
I have a deep respect and appreciation of the craftsmanship underlying the creation of fine jewellery.
In Mojeh Magazine
I want clients to feel involved with the design evolution of their jewels – whether they are acquired from my existing collections or specially commissioned.
In Tharawat Magazine
A great piece of jewellery should be a conversation starter. If someone approaches you and compliments you on your earrings, or wants to try on your bracelet, it fosters a connection and invites a story.
What makes a great piece of jewellery - In Tharawat Magazine