Oh Fernando! We have so many wonderful things to say about this sweet, talented, beautiful soul! He is a pioneer in the jewellery world and we are huge fans of his exquisite work. He is humble, hard working & highly imaginative; a true visionary. We love working with him and hanging out with him even more. We are confident he will go on to have a long and successful career and we will always do whatever we can to support him. His pieces are truly works of art!
“The energy that surrounds jewellery has always been part of human history,” says the Brazilian-born, London-based jewellery designer. “People were hunting and saving parts of animals to adorn themselves and create an image, and that became more and more elaborate. But the energy is still the same – it’s this connection that you can’t explain.” Fernando's fine jewelry line fuses the “effortless sensuality” of his native Brazil with a distinct London edge.
Here's what he's been up to:
1. New hobby or past time?
Sketching, which is an old hobby turned into work. I have now reconnected with the simple joy of it.
2. What do you miss most?
I miss hugs and being with my friends.
3. Favorite comfort food?
4. Currently reading?
Two Brothers (Dois Irmãos) by Milton Hatoum. The story is set amongst a Lebanese immigrant community in Brazil, so it speaks to my family’s background.
5. Where do you get your news from?
Guardian, NY Times, Folha de São Paulo
6. Virtual Gym?
Some virtual yoga alongside running and swimming.
7. One Good thing that has come of this pandemic?
Spending time with my parents.
8. Finish the sentence: "I feel positive that when this situation is over..."
We will be more connected and resilient.
9. Biggest fear about life after corona?
I am more curious than afraid. As long as we are healthy, we will adapt.
10. Virtual Hang out App?
Whatsapp and Zoom.
11. First thing you will do when you get out?
I will go back to my home in London and see my friends.
12. How do you think Corona will affect the jewelry industry in the long run?
I believe it will make people more conscientious about the way they shop and consume in general, which in my opinion is a good thing.
13. Currently watching (movie/series)
14. Finish the sentence. "I finally found the time to get around to..."
15. Where are you spending the quarantine and with whom?
I am with my parents, at their home in Campinas, they city where I was born and lived until I was 17 years old.