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"It all started with my grandmother´s dressing table. It was always covered with beautiful jewellery and enameled hair brushes .and so from a very young age I was hooked."
Born in South Africa, fully trained gold and silversmith Anton Heunis graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with With a BA degree in Fine Arts (Stellenbosch, South Africa) and later a Master's degree in gold-smithing (Munich, Germany). Following his studies, Anton Heunis travelled extensively with his work and finally settled in the Spanish capital Madrid, to pursue his creative calling as a luxury jewellery designer.
What started off as a dream to make beautiful pieces of jewellery from his apartment in Madrid, has grown within a few years into an international fashion jewellery label. Anton Heunis is stocked in over 200 of the world´s most exclusive department stores and boutiques.
Drawing his inspiration from everyday life, Anton Heuins with his meticulous eye has developed these impressions into his "Modern Vintage" look, which has become his trademark. Heunis prides himself in having a very hands-on approach to his label. Every single piece is handmade in the historical centre of Madrid -- where he designs all the collections and later oversees the production within the studio.
His work has also drawn attention to celebrities like Nicole Richie, Kate Moss ,Elizabeth Jagger and Nathalie Portman as well as fashion editors of many international magazines including Vogue, Elle , Harpers Bazaar, W magazine.
"Jewellery is something personal, something intimate and should be made with love."