Nomads

Meet some of the friends and fans that embody what SOUL Design is all about. Their nomadic spirit drew us together and is at the heart of every piece of jewellery that I design.

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

I was lucky enough to spend my high school years living on a nature reserve, with wildlife literally drinking from our swimming pool! We are a nature-loving family and my mom has always placed huge emphasis on our connection to the earth. She always taught us to be still and to harness the joy of the simple, ordinary moments in life. We could sit for hours, in the winter sun, eating oranges and simply noticing the way the light changed throughout the day, with no attachment or expectation.

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Ndivhudzannyi

Ndivhudzannyi

Africa is where my ancestry lies and I feel connected to this land spiritually. I like to call Africa Mamawethu, meaning our mother. Africa seeks to nurture and nourish all who live in it. There are two pieces that are connected to my African roots as a Venda person. One being the elephant necklace as elephants are the totem animal of my clan, waMasingo, and the other being the cowrie ring which represents water, an important aspect of Venda culture and spirituality. 

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Nics

Nics

I have always loved scent and the power it has on bringing you into a moment, a memory… Nics and I first met when she bought her first SOUL pieces from our studio, during our chat she told me about her beautiful brand, Petrichor Oils and we ended up doing a trade swap of jewellery for oils!  Petrichor means 'the smell of the earth after rain', a smell so distinctive to many parts of Africa, and Nics really conjures up a connection to the earth with her evocative scents all made using small batch, locally sourced, essential oils.  We were invited to one of Petrichor’s oil creative workshops at the beautiful Arambrook Hotel in Cape Town where we captured images and chatted to Nics.

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