MELISSA JOY MANNING
A Bay Area native, Melissa Joy Manning absolutely adores all things organic. She’s an advocate of “green” jewelry, or jewelry that is produced using environmentally friendly metalsmithing techniques. To Manning, knowing the source and origins of all her raw materials is incredibly important and she is inspired by the beauty and shape of her organic, raw materials, resulting in an earthy, edgy look. Manning has said that "[her] jewelry is not an accessory, but an expression”—she believes that all jewelry can evoke emotion and can mean something different to each individual that wears her pieces.