Daniela Villegas shares her exotic and eclectic inspirations

Meet Daniela Villegas, the Los Angeles based Mexican jeweller who brings a quirky take to fine jewellery that is sure to make you smile. 

Portrait of jeweller Daniela Villegas black and white

Grinning chameleons, bejewelled beetles, dinosaur skeletons and punky Aztec dancers are just some of the characters you can find in Daniela Villegas wide and wonderful world of jewellery. The Mexican-born jeweller brings an eclectic and vibrant mix of influences to her one-of-a-kind jewels that combine whimsy with beautiful, vividly hued gemstones. A touch of magic surrealism, a dash of latin defiance and a large dose of humour make Daniela’s jewel a unique fusion of global cultures.

Now based in Los Angeles, Daniela finds joy in revealing a world where chubby caterpillars become rings, dodo birds come to life as earrings and ruby-set beetles carry poetry engraved into their thorax. Daniela’s jewels with a quirky soul appeal to the boho-chic Hollywood crowd, ever on the search for objects with a story to tell.


Support our Work with a Contribution of any Amount

We need your help to keep The Jewellery Editor’s independence so that we can continue to offer quality writing that’s open to everyone around the world.

It means we can give a full and varied picture of the big, wide world of jewellery and watches whether it is on our website or social media channels.

Every contribution is hugely appreciated and key to ensuring our future.

Terms and conditions

Shop this article

Our shopping list




We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on your website at cookies policy.