This blog post starts of as a very romantic story. If you’ve been reading my blog a little bit, you’ll know I’m kind of a romantic soul and that I have the best boyfriend in the world.
During the first year of our relationship, we took a little trip to the Belgian coast. We were walking along the shore and we sat down on a bench. He then proceeded to take a little box out of his pocket and gave it to me. I opened it and saw some beautiful earrings with semi-precious gemstones… What a lovely surprise! The earrings were made by the goldsmith who runs the belgian jewelry brand Mia & Moi, Eva Crauwels. Her shop is located in Antwerp.
So I discovered this jewelry artist through my boyfriend :).
First of all, let me introduce her by saying she owns the most exquisite little shop. She picked out an old wooden door with stained glass for her shop, adding a little bit of an Art Deco vibe to the store. When entering the shop, you’ll find a beautiful vintage counter, also in wood. The door with stained glass leads to the workshop, at the back of the store.
Source of the image: this link.
The designs of Mia & Moi are very organic: she uses a lot of flower- and leaf motives in all of her pieces. She combines this with beautiful, semi-precious stones or pearls.
Source of the image:http://www.mia-moi.be/category/collectie/
The earrings on the very first picture of this are the ones I was given on that bench at the beach. Here are a few other very beautiful pieces:
Eva Crauwels also designed a very fun, art deco inspired collection:
I think her designs are really precious and detailed, she puts a lot of effort into creating shapes that she can combine with precious gemstones.
Eva Crauwels studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and has been working as a goldsmith for ten years, as is stated on the homepage of her website. Her jewelry is timeless and conceived in a romantic retro-vibe. She uses precious metals such as gold and silver, and uses onyx, Lapis Lazuli, pearls and other materials.
If you are looking for wedding rings, she’s also the way to go!
Her beautifully, handmade jewelry can be purchased online through this link. She also has a facebook-page , where you can stay updated about the brand. All of the pictures used in this blog post came directly from het website http://www.mia-moi.be.
Well. Have a lovely day, beautiful you!
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