After founding her namesake brand in 2009, Portuguese designer Inês Telles began to design and then create an array of stunning jewellery collections inspired by the vast, wide-ranging aspects of nature.

Working from her studio in Lisbon, Inês strives to craft pieces with an exclusive sentiment. Her jewellery is only truly finished when it is worn.

We spent five minutes getting to know Inês Telles and talk about her beautiful handcrafted pieces.

How did the Ines Telles brand begin?
Inês Telles Jewelry was born in 2009 after the Portuguese designer, that lends her name to the brand, finished college. Her time studying Art History had her fell in love with accessories and jewellery from ancient times and served as a starting point for learning the technical side of the craft.

Where does inspiration for designs come from?
A vast collection of nature’s elements and objects, that the designer collects from her journeys, can be found in every corner of the studio and are, together with the unique light of Lisbon, an extension of her creations as well as an inspiration.

What is are the aims of Ines telles?
Handcrafted through traditional jewellery processes, in her studio in Lisbon, Inês Telles jewels are created in carefully selected collections that give an exclusive sentiment for those who want to feel them, only completely finished when worn.

What music plays in the Inês Telles studio?
An eclectic selection of world music inspires the designer while working, with a special focus on Brazilian and African sounds.