Plain Tiger Spotlight: Matter of Fakt
A culmination of whimsical memories combined with an appreciation of contemporary African adornments.
By Jana Leonard
Mary-Anne, a self-taught jewellery designer, hand-forged jewellery from the sandy shores of southern Africa, inspired by the African desert and its hidden natural quartz stones and crystals. These discoveries were made as a young girl daydreaming amongst the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, when holidaying with her grandparents.
Matter of Fakt is a culmination of whimsical memories combined with an appreciation of contemporary African adornments. Each piece crafted by the team consists of the look and feel of the raw stone pieces, which are distinctly avant-garde.
Here, the promise of freedom and hedonism is equally as intoxicating as the dreamlike African landscapes this bespoke jewellery is inspired from. “We create raw pieces, they are perfectly imperfect and people gravitate towards that and the natural elements in the range.” says Mary-Anne.
Matter Of Fakt may be made in South Africa, but it is quickly becoming much sought after in the globe’s lodges and resorts “for customers to purchase as tokens for memories.” says Mary-Anne.