I dreamed up a collection that would tell the history of the most important forest in the world and portray its unique beauty. This forest, Amazonia, happens to be in my native country, Brazil. I wanted to create pieces of jewelry that would encapsulate the life and beauty of the Amazon.
Three years ago, the Amazon was engulfed by devastating fires. That’s when I felt compelled to do something. My heart was hurting, and I couldn’t sleep, thinking about how mankind could inflict such damage on Mother Nature’s most bio-diverse land. This collection means so much to me. I’m donating 10% of the proceeds directly to the Rainforest Trust, where funds are used where they’re needed most, directly on the grounds of the Rain Forest.