Meet Nina Bosch, The SA Jewellery Designer Whose Earrings Were Worn By Meghan Markle
With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touring South Africa, Meghan Markle was spotted wearing earrings made by a local designer, Nina Bosch.
With Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry visiting South Africa and facing the cameras daily, it was noticed that the duchess was wearing a pair of leaf-inspired earings while visting the British Commissioner's home on Heritage Day.
The owner and founder of her eponymous brand, Nina Bosch explains that she was unaware that the duchess has purchased the earrings.
'I had absolutely no idea that Meghan Markle owned a pair of my earrings and was taken completely by surprise!' she says. 'I think the earrings might have been gifted to her.'
Bosch added that she is elated to discover that Markle was wearing one her handcrafted pieces and that is definitely a 'pinch-me' moment in her career.
'I feel excited and tremendously honoured having such an inspiring and influential woman wearing my creation,' says Bosch.
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The hand-folded, leaf-inspired earrings in question were handcrafted by Bosch from delicate porcelain with 18 karat gold lustre and sterling silver.
These earrings currently retail for R400 per pair and can be purchased online via Bosch's website.
Bosch founded her business as a result of her love of creativity and the ceramic arts, and almost always incorporates porcelain into her work. Her pieces take their inspiration from the geometric and organic shapes found in nature.
'The focus of my brand is to create beautiful, timeless, statement and very wearable pieces of jewellery,' says Bosch.
The process behind her detailed work utilises specially sourced porcelain, which undergoes an intricate four-step firing process. Each piece is shaped, sanded, glazed and then painted with gold lustre.
As each item of Nina Bosch jewellery is handmade with care, the natural imperfections of the materials used are embraced and celebrated.
The range includes various styles of porcelain earrings, rings necklaces and pendants, all of which Bosch creates herself in her studio.
We asked Bosch about what her own favourite design is among the various pieces of jewellery that she has created.
'My Flora Collection is definitely my favourite design to date,' she says. 'This range requires hand-folding and manipulation of the fine porcelain. I find it very satisfying to see each piece transform into its final shape.'
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