Jewellery designer, Kelly Maughan has a deep fascination with gemstones. The mineral is noted as the inspiration behind her company, Kelly Jay Jewellery. Based in Cape Town, Maughan uses locally mined metals and gemstones to create individualised pieces.
One thing Maughan does not do is mass produce any item, each piece she designs is one of a kind. The designer holds a BA in jewellery and manufacturing from Stellenbosch University.
“My interest and enjoyment are to use gemstones and precious metals to show off nature’s beauty, to produce lovely pieces to wear and treasure. I hope you have as much pleasure in wearing my jewellery as I did in designing and creating it," she says.