Inspired by the diverse formations, sequences and architectures found in minerals and rocks, Mandana utilizes traditional jewellery making techniques to fabricate limited edition, one-off and bespoke pieces of jewellery that are built and finished by hand.
Precious metals of varying carats and colour are immaculately prepared and soldered to re-create patterns and structures corresponding to those found in nature. Shimmering gemstones and lustrous pearls are specially sourced and incorporated into her pieces for added sparkle.
Composition, scale and arrangement are integral parts of her designs making each piece truly unique.
Since graduating from Kensington and Chelsea College in 2006 with a triple grade DISTINCTION and award for outstanding work, Mandana has been selected to participate in a number of prestigious exhibitions and invited to showcase her work at various galleries around the country.
In 2007, she was selected as one of only 16 new ‘up-and-coming [jewellery] design stars’ in the UK to showcase her work at the highly respected ‘One Year On’ section on New Designers. Since then, she has been a regular exhibitor at ‘Dazzle’ exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and London, selected to exhibit at ‘Origin’ Contemporary Craft Fair and has also been selected for inclusion in a number of publications including ‘Best of Worldwide Jewelry Artists’ by Kennedy Publishing in the USA.
Mandana works from her Craft Central studio two minutes from London’s historic Jewellery Quarter, Hatton Garden.
Image credits (from left): Day to night earrings (Mandana Oskoui), Rutile formation necklace (Mandana Oskoui), Chunky rutile studs (Mandana Oskoui)