It’s no wonder Rio de Janeiro carries its sensual reputation so well as the essence of the carioca lifestyle permeates into every aspect of local culture. It’s no coincidence that, since the 1940s, the Cidade Maravilhosa has been the birthplace of prominent jewellers such as H.Stern and Amsterdam Sauer creating Brazilian jewellery. And many more younger, contemporary Brazilian designers have been inspired by the sensual nonchalance of the Garota de Ipanema - the graphic legacy of legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer - or simply by the lush, tropical landscapes of this charming city. This inspiration has been translated into one-of-a-kind jewels adorned with the most spectacular Brazilian gemstones. Visitors take note, whether with your trip to the Olympics 2016 or that jet-set holiday, Carioca jewellery and its constant celebration of form, life and creativity are simply not to be missed.


Compiled by Marielle de Spa