Contemporary jewelry with a sign from the sea, crafted with love and filled with emotions.

Segni di Mare in Italian means “signs from the sea”, the amazing world from where I take inspiration for my jewellery creations. I use “signs” that I find in the sea to start sketching my projects. I design and create small wearable sculpture inspired from the world that I love. I work with natural and sustainable material, mainly with silver, bronze and gold, precious and semi-precious stones, and elements that have drifted in from the sea. The pieces are often revisited in a continuous process of experimentation and research to become a unique wearable jewelry. I’m fascinated by the shapes of the reflection of the sun dancing on the waves, the organic ramification of the corals, the intricate formation of the seashells and so many other secret you can see, feel and listen in the ocean. All the creations of Segni di Mare are one of a kind or limited editions, originally designed, hand-finished, with nothing mass produced. The pieces have a fluid and organic look that is best worn naturally, carrying the sounds of waves and the flash of sun and send into the everyday life of the wearer.

Marcella PortraitMarcella. I was born in Naples, Italy, where I lived and worked for many years. About twenty-five years ago I started travelling, first sailing following the wind to New Zealand and then other routes, but always in places by the sea. I’ve been living and working in Singapore for some time and now I’m back sailing through the oceans, an experience what already changed my life once: living in the ocean. I’m a designer with a specialisation in the digital side, video postproduction and web. I like to think that my passion for jewellery design started when I was very young and used to visit my grandfather’s goldsmith office. I was fascinated by the care with which my grandfather handled each piece, and the stories they revealed. Now, in my little studio in a fishing village of south of Portugal, I like to experiment with different materials and organic shapes, modelling and sculpting wearable objects that can express my love for the sea. I’m still learning every day, every design I do, and this is what I enjoy the most. I think the value of jewellery is not what it is made from, but what it means to you. And for me an item of jewellery, to be part of me, needs to have a sign of the sea.

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