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‘In Love With Nature’- Handcrafted Jewelry by Dabanga



If you love unique and colorful jewelry that expresses your distinctive sense of style, you would love Dabanga jewelry. These handcrafted jewelry designs are made by Mozambique native, Dabanga dos Santos. She describes her work as a contemporary fusion of world cultures that exude a vintage aesthetic. She is a profound lover of Mother Nature and tries to communicate that through her work. The jewelry pieces are usually made of copper, brass, pearls, non-endangered species of coral, turquoise, recycled metal, fabric leather and suede. She recently showcased her jewelry at Africa Fashion Week New York (AFWNY).

Here are some of the designer’s favorite pieces:





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Photo Credit: Dabanga dos Santos


  1. Annie

    August 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    nice. i see myself wearing some of these pieces.. i love em

  2. G

    August 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    nice! i love d earrings


    August 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    hmmm (scratching my head)

  4. mj

    August 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    beautiful pieces…but they look dangerous or painful to wear

  5. fokasibe

    August 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I do like the last pair of earrings though…I could rock it!

  6. El Bee

    August 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I LOVE that first necklace! Great job!

  7. ify o

    August 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    lovely, especially 2, 4, 5,6 and 7

  8. chi

    August 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    definitely painful to wear.

  9. prism of an immigrant

    August 11, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    The pieces are gorgeous. I don’t really like the feather necklace though.

  10. Mary007

    August 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm


  11. Atukpa

    August 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm


  12. miss j

    August 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    The first one is my favourite. Apart from the wire bangles i think this is a very wearable collection.

  13. orangeslice

    August 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    gorge!!love ’em all. bt hw do we get in touch wt you???no contact address??

  14. cathy

    August 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    love the hand bangle. nice pieces

  15. Aurelio Castaño

    August 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    So much color, so much energy. Brava !!!!

  16. Elisabeth Olateru

    August 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    OMG…WOW… I LOVE Dabanga dos Santospoint of view! Trully stunning works of waerable art!!! Wishing her all the best. Can’t wait to collect one of her pieces!

  17. Anwuli

    August 13, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Omg! i lovee this, i would totally wear it

  18. omisakin bukolami omotolani

    August 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    i’ve gotta do nature!!!!!

  19. mii

    August 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm


  20. Handmade Jewelry

    September 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Your designs are so original and beautifully crafted with many techniques. Truly inspiring handmade jewelry.
    Best of luck to you,

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