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.

37 Items
Slide 0: BEADED HORSESHOE HOOPS
$190.00
Sterling silver horseshoe hoop earrings designed by Melissa Joy Manning are bedecked with 14kt gold beads. Handmade in USA with recycled metals by Melissa Joy Manning. 1"L.
 
Slide 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: ENCIRCLED SAPPHIRE EARRINGS
$350.00
Faceted blue sapphires, like the ones in Melissa Joy Manning's 'Encircled Sapphire' earrings, need very little to set off their beauty. Each is wrapped in a sterling silver band and suspended from a lyrical French wire to match. Handmade in USA. 7/8"L.
 
Slide 8: AIRY HOOPS
$75.00
A gracefully elongated U shape defines Melissa Joy Manning's sterling silver slip-on 'Airy' hoop earrings. Forged by hand in USA. 1-1/2"L.
 
Slide 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: MINIMALIST DIAMOND RING
$375.00
Melissa Joy Manning's diminutive yet brilliant, minimalist diamond is perched on a band hand hammered of recycled 14kt gold. Made in USA. Whole sizes 5 to 8.
 
Slide 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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.