Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry Artist

Joyful. Spiritual. Unique. Empowering. These are words that describe both the designer and her jewelry. Melissa Joy Manning's education in art history, design, sculpture and silver-smithing make her uniquely suited to her work as a jewelry creator. Her designs are driven by her passion for ancient cultures and a fascination with found objects, which she reclaims, recycles and renews with a touch of the modern.

39 Items
Slide 0: SMALL HAND FORGED STERLING HOOPS
$50.00
These small hand-forged sterling hoop earrings are a day-in, day-out classic, with each sinuous circle hand forged from a single length of sterling silver wire. The self-locking hoops are designed by Melissa Joy Manning. Made in USA. 3/4" dia.
 
Slide 1: SMALL HAND FORGED GOLD HOOPS
$195.00
This pair of small hand-forged 14kt gold hoops is an everyday classic, with each sinuous circle hand forged from a single length of wire. The self-locking hoops are designed by Melissa Joy Manning. Made in USA. 3/4" dia.
 
Slide 2: TURQUOISE NUGGET EARRINGS
$375.00
Melissa Joy Manning captures freeform nuggets of tabletop faceted turquoise in prongs of 14kt recycled gold—distinctively different, appropriate for casual and dressy wear. Size and shape of stones will vary. 14kt gold posts. Handcrafted in USA. 3/8" dia.
 
Slide 3: EXTRAORDINARY HOOPS
$165.00
Melissa Joy Manning could create the usual, but instead crafts trapezoid hoops using recycled 14kt gold. Self locking. Handmade in USA. 1/2"L.
 
Slide 4: EVER NEW EARRINGS
$145.00
The simplest earrings ever, curving strokes of recycled 14kt gold deftly drawn by Melissa Joy Manning to wear anywhere, all the time. Handmade in USA. 1/2"L.
 
Slide 5: THREE NUGGETS NECKLACE
$630.00
Three turquoise nuggets float along Melissa Joy Manning's delicate chain necklace. Handmade in USA of recycled 14kt gold with hook clasp. 28"L.
 
Slide 6: SUPER SLENDER STACKING RINGS
$490.00
Broad hammer marks bounce light off the angular surfaces of eight slender bands, four sterling silver, two 14kt gold, two 14kt rose gold. A Melissa Joy Manning stacking rings set, handmade in USA. Whole sizes 5 to 9.
 
Slide 7: EUCLID'S GOLD EARRINGS
$690.00
Melissa Joy Manning hand shapes these 'Euclid's Gold' earrings into ellipses and circles, then lines them up in long danglers. Recycled 14kt gold. Made in USA with French wires. 2-1/2"L.
 
Slide 8: LUNAR CYCLE CUFF
$750.00
Melissa Joy Manning's 'Lunar Cycle' cuff features full, half and crescent moons hand formed of 14kt gold. The lunar cycle unfolds within an oxidized sterling silver framework. Made in USA. Recycled metals. 2-1/8" dia.
 
Slide 9: FOREVER DIAMONDS RING
$3,200.00
Channel set diamonds encircle the finger in all their glittering finery. Designed by Melissa Joy Manning and handmade in New York of 18kt gold. Whole sizes 5 to 7.
 
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Slide 10: HAND FORGED GOLD HOOPS
$245.00
To create these Melissa Joy Manning gold hoop earrings, the artist coaxes a continuous length of 14kt gold into a gently curved self-locking hoop. Hand forged in USA. 1" dia.
 
Slide 11: TURQUOISE CUFF
$525.00
To highlight its gorgeous hue, Melissa Joy Manning wraps faceted turquoise in 14kt gold. Her hammered sterling silver cuff can be worn loose like a bangle or tightened to hug the wrist. Handmade in USA. 2-1/4" dia.
 
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Slide 12: HAND FORGED STERLING HOOPS
$60.00
To create these Melissa Joy Manning hoop earrings, the artist coaxes a continuous length of sterling silver into a gently curved self-locking hoop. Hand forged in USA. 1" dia.
 
Slide 13: AROUND WE GO NECKLACE
$250.00
Free floating circles and ovals drift along as you move, each hand hammered of recycled 14kt gold or oxidized sterling silver. By Melissa Joy Manning, made in USA with sterling silver chain, hook clasp. 18? to 20"L.
 
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Slide 14: LUNAR EXPRESSIONS EARRINGS
$195.00
Melissa Joy Manning interprets the crescent moon in earrings that tread the line between stud and hoop. Handcrafted in USA of recycled 14kt gold. 3/8"L.
 
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Slide 15: PHASES BRACELET
$650.00
From waxing to waning, Melissa Joy Manning lays out the phases of the moon rendered in 14kt gold. Sterling silver chain and hook clasp. Made in USA with recycled precious metals. 7-1/4"L.
 
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Slide 16: DOUBLE CIRCLE EARRINGS
$298.00
Melissa Joy Manning couples little 14kt gold circle studs with oxidized sterling silver hoops to wear behind the ear, or wear the studs on their own. Handcrafted and hammered in USA. 5/16" dia. studs; 3/4" dia. hoops.
 
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Slide 17: MILKY WAY DIAMOND EARRINGS
$1,490.00
Milky diamonds glow more than glimmer, a gorgeously subtle expression of the gem's beauty. Melissa Joy Manning prong sets three stones on a hoop that threads onto the ear. Handmade in USA of 18kt gold. 3/8"L.
 
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Slide 18: SALT & PEPPER DIAMOND NECKLACE
$990.00
Melissa Joy Manning's trio of little salt and pepper diamonds confirms the gem's beauty in all its manifestations. Handcrafted in USA of 18kt gold; hook clasp. 16" to 18"L.
 
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Slide 19: MOON HOOP EARRINGS
$240.00
In these 'Moon Hoop' earrings, Melissa Joy Manning imbues recycled 14kt gold with grace, each delicate hoop threaded with a moonstone briolette. Handmade in USA; French wires. 1-1/2"L.
 
Slide 20: CLEAR VISION RING
$588.00 - $590.00
Melissa Joy Manning's 'Clear Vision' ring offers a perfect view through the unique matrix of each see-through moonstone. Irregular bezel is 14kt gold; hammered band is sterling silver. Handmade in USA using recycled materials. Whole sizes 5 to 8.
 
Slide 21: DOTTED SWISS EARRINGS
$295.00
Swiss blue designates the particular hue of these blue topaz earrings by Melissa Joy Manning. Tiny 14kt gold hoops hug the earlobe, leaving gemstone dots as adornment. Handmade in USA. 3/8" dia.
 
Slide 22: QUITE THE CATCH NECKLACE
$3,800.00
Each necklace will show one-of-a-kind fossil palmwood, agate and opal; 14kt gold, sterling silver. Handmade in USA by Melissa Joy Manning. 18-1/2"L.
 
Slide 23: SIMPLY FOREVER CUFF BRACELET
$440.00
Melissa Joy Manning sets a limpid blue amazonite cabochon in a simple 14kt gold bezel on a narrow cuff of hand hammered sterling silver, creating a bracelet she'll wear forever. Handmade in USA of recycled metals. 2-3/8" dia.
 
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Slide 24: PEARL PANDEMONIUM NECKLACE
$345.00
Melissa Joy Manning's eclectic mix of cultured keishi and potato pearls celebrates each gem's inherent quirks. Handmade in USA using recycled sterling silver; hook clasp. 16" to 18"L.
 
Slide 25: TURNABOUT DIAMOND HOOPS
$295.00
Little hoops thread through the ear revealing a sparkling little diamond embedded in the finial. Melissa Joy Manning diamond hoop earrings handmade in USA of recycled 14kt gold. 3/8" dia.
 
Slide 26: SMALL GOLD ELLIPSE HOOPS
$148.00
Designed by Melissa Joy Manning, each little self-locking hoop is hand forged of recycled 14kt gold. Hoop earrings made in USA. 1/2"L.
 
Slide 27: INTERLINK RING
$280.00
With this Melissa Joy Manning 14kt gold ring, the designer honors the bonds of love and friendship, hand forging two intertwined bands. Recycled 14kt gold. Made in USA. Whole sizes 5 to 9.
 
Slide 28: PEARL PANDEMONIUM BRACELET
$265.00
Each cultured keishi and potato pearl is an expression of individuality. Handmade in USA by Melissa Joy Manning. Recycled sterling silver; hook clasp. 7"L.
 
Slide 29: FULL CIRCLE CUFF
$165.00
A Melissa Joy Manning sterling silver cuff bracelet, finished with a full circle of 14kt gold. Handcrafted in USA with recycled metals. Measuring 2-1/4" dia., the cuff will bend to hug the wrist.
 
Slide 30: STERLING SILVER PROTRACTIONS HOOPS
$95.00
Impressive in size yet light as a feather, Melissa Joy Manning's oval hoop earrings are handmade in the USA of recycled precious metals. Self-locking. 2-1/2"L.
 
Slide 31: GOLD PROTRACTIONS HOOPS
$435.00
Impressive in size yet light as a feather, Melissa Joy Manning's oval hoop earrings are handmade in the USA of recycled precious metals. Self-locking. 2-1/2"L.
 
Slide 32: HOOPS AND LOOPS EARRINGS
$725.00
Melissa Joy Manning takes a fresh approach to hoop earrings, combining circles and elongated ellipses of hand hammered recycled 14kt gold. Handmade French wires. Made in USA. 2-7/8"L.
 
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Slide 33: HOOP-LA NECKLACE
$1,100.00
It couldn't be simpler—or more striking. Melissa Joy Manning's 14kt recycled gold chain is stripped to essentials, to wear everywhere, with everything. Flat oval links close with a handmade hook and eye, hand polished to a subtle gleam. Handmade in USA. 20"L.
 
Slide 34: DESERT SKIES NECKLACE
$5,900.00
If she's one of a kind, surprise her with a necklace as unique as she is. Melissa Joy Manning's desert-hued masterpiece mixes pale agate druzys, sunstone, ocean jasper, rutilated quartz and jelly opals, all set in 14kt yellow gold bezels, suspended from a 14kt rose gold chain. Handmade in USA of recycled materials. Exclusive. 16" to 18"L.
 
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Slide 35: STRAIGHTAWAY HOOPS
$180.00
Melissa Joy Manning straightens out the curves in hoop earrings hand forged of recycled 14kt gold. Self-locking. Made in USA. 5/8"L.
 
Slide 36: STERLING HAND FORGED GYPSY HOOPS
$75.00
Large, 1-1/4" dia. self-locking hoops are hand forged from a continuous length of wire to swell slightly as they round the curve. A Melissa Joy Manning design made in USA.
 
Slide 37: GOLD HAND FORGED GYPSY HOOPS
$360.00
Large, 1-1/4" dia. self-locking hoops are hand forged from a continuous length of wire to swell slightly as they round the curve. A Melissa Joy Manning design made in USA.
 
Slide 38: GOLDEN FEATHER EARRINGS
$145.00
Melissa Joy Manning borrows the essence from a feather shape. Her handcrafted 'Golden Feather' earrings are made in the USA of recycled 14kt gold. Half-hoop wire. 3/4"L.