With over 22 years of combined experience in the luxury goods and jewellery industries, husband and wife team Neil and Heather Miller are perfectly positioned to create and sell their own gorgeous designs. Between them they’ve worked for some of the world’s top brands, with names such as De Beers LV, Asprey, Bvlgari and Tiffany & Co. on their collective CV. After many years in London, New York and Paris, the couple returned to Johannesburg, ‘to follow our dream of creating our own sterling silver jewellery company’.
‘Neil has over 20 years experience as a trained jeweller and now works from a small studio in Johannesburg creating pieces for our brand, Silver Fig Jewellery,’ explains Heather, who handles the management of the company. ‘We create beautiful sterling silver necklaces, bracelets and earrings which are inspired by our travels through Africa, nature and good luck charms.’
Some of our favourites are the distinctly South African Steenbok and Hummingbird pendants (R650 each), while we also couldn’t resist featuring the Wishbone and Horseshoe (R525 each). ‘Silver Fig pieces reflect a quirky and free-spirited style with a close affiliation to nature,’ explains Heather, who adds that they ‘are created to be beautiful keepsakes to be worn and loved for years’.