Do you believe in enjoying each day as it comes? Do you enjoy little things such as msasa pods crackling underfoot, the soft varied crush of colours at sunset, simple everyday interactions or connecting with loved ones?
If you delight in enjoying and celebrating the simple moments now and have stopped peering forward and waiting to be happy tomorrow then you are in the right place.
Its lovely to meet you.
I believe in enjoying the now and I have made it my mission to create wearable reminders of the beautiful everyday. Simple reminders of the charming ordinary, making it easy for eternal optimists like you to find jewellery that they will enjoy everyday and look good whilst doing it.
I believe strongly in using ethically-sourced gemstones and precious metals. Beautiful doesn't have to cost the earth. In a time where mass-manufacturing is the norm we manufacture each piece by hand exploring metal-forming techniques and allowing the creative process to lead where it will. All our jewellery is made in Zimbabwe by female jewellers. A number of our gemstones are sourced from local cutters who have been cutting for decades. #MadeinZimbabwe is something we are delighted to say!
My inspiration comes from small details at charming, happy moments. A gorgeous color whipped into the clouds forming a stunning shape at dusk, the curve of a flowing dress as it twirls in the wind, Msasa pods crackling underfoot, an ornate hairstyle on a joyous occasion or a stunning array of green, golden and brown leaves on a drive.
Something about making a conscious decision to see beauty and joy in the mundane, the everyday makes me so happy. So I'm delighted every time one of our clients says that wearing an Eileen M piece is like carrying a spark of sunshine and a tangible treasure.
Born and raised on the savanna. Under bright blue skies with tall golden grass to run and laugh through, big shady Msasa trees to climb and occasionally rest under. Its not surprising that so many of our pieces have echoes of the savanna. Soft unyeilding curves that ponder the resilience of the African people, unusual forms that can only be attributed to the gentle influence of sun soaked mornings, bush birdsongs at sunset and fearsome thunderstorms. I left Zimbabwe and went to get a degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing in Cape Town. I graduated Cum laude then went on to study with Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Then I came back home to start a business with my family.