Melissa Joy Manning
Handcrafted from recycled, sustainable and found materials. The ethos that drives our production, also drives our aesthetic. For over 15 years Melissa has designed sustainable, fashion forward jewelry that echoes the beauty of the nature that inspires it.
A sunset floods an arid desert landscape with hues of fire. Ice clashes with an Icelandic sea in a symphony of textures and color. Our jewelry echoes the intrinsic beauty in the world around us. Inspired by cultures, landscapes and nature, Melissa designs in ways that highlight the found beauty of the materials she uses.
Melissa is the co-chair of the Sustainability Committee for the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the CFDA / Lexus Eco-Fashion Award and the Special Congressional Recognition for her commitment to socially sustainable business practices.
Materials & Process
Melissa purchases her materials, found worldwide, from only trusted suppliers who share her belief in both social and environmental sustainability. Each piece is handmade to order in her Berkeley, California and NYC studios by her in-house production staff.
Melissa Joy Manning in Recent Aboombas