Manya and Roumen are a humble but exquisite jewelry brand confirmed by Manya an artist, in every sense. Her husband Roumen is an info-economic professor and they share not just love but also a passion for animals. Something that we have in common. Manya is trained in different disciplines, but today she makes this sculpted jewelry that screams: I am Nature!
HOW TO WEAR IT
Manya & Roumen’s pieces are homages to the animal kingdom. They slither, flutter, and perch on the wearer as totems of the strength, resilience, courage, perseverance, and wisdom accumulated by animals over the millions of years that they have roamed this earth. Any piece from these designers will make feel closer to the beauty and tangible simplicity of the world of nature.
Art for me gives a special meaning to life, like for many others that I see always here and in their accounts. I’m sure that we can distinguish the pieces made in series from those that have a “Soul”, as we say in Spanish. When I see Manya & Roumen’s pieces, they talk tenderness to the heart. It’s not difficult to feel the warmth with which each piece is made from them. Their muse is nature, why? because nature specifically animals “shows slither, flutter, and perch on the wearer as totems of the strength, resilience, courage, perseverance, and wisdom accumulated over the millions of years that they have roamed this earth”. Manya is so sensitive to the animal world that when she is going to create jewel research all detail related to an animal from the animal’s bone structure to social behavior, drawing a rough sketch, and then carves the animal in a malleable and forgiving block of wax; this step influence in the outcome. Gregory Macguire said once: “Animals born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do”. In every little sculpture, Manya and Roumen remind us that we share with animals the privilege to have a soul in the same search: Peace.