MIRTA is a brand of handcrafted designer jewelry.
The driving passion behind MIRTA's identity is a blend of refined essential design & centuries long jewelry craftsmanship, with a profound respect towards precious metals & gemstones. MIRTA jewelry evolved from merging contemporary design principles with traditional gold & silversmithing techniques. The collection redefines archetypal jewelry forms with a focus on clean technical detailing. Each piece is designed and handcrafted in studio.
HOW DID IT START & WHO WE ARE TODAY
MIRTA was founded by Andrea Simic as a result of an ongoing material research developed during her architectural studies. She discovered a small niche where she was able to easily develop her ideas from design to final product on her own, with much less difficulties. Andrea, a promising young architect, worked with various architects before falling into design. After making her first jewelry pieces, Andrea founded MIRTA in 2010.
I deeply appreciate natural materials. I also prefer to keep things simple.
Whether be making a gold diamond ring or designing a wooden structure I feel an obligation to keep the design understated - to allow the natural beauty of the material to speak for itself. A designer can never compete with nature.
Today we are a small brand, growing slowly but steadily. We try to evolve in a more natural, organic way, as quality can be easily sacrificed over quantity. Our main goal is to maintain the high level of craftsmanship involved in our products.
IN HOUSE MANUFACTURING & ETHICAL PRACTICES
MIRTA is committed to environmental responsibility and ethical sourcing.
All jewelry is handcrafted in our Croatian workshop with finest, mostly reclaimed precious metals (e.g. Ecogold), ethically sourced stones, and low-impact, traditional gold and silversmithing practices.
We also design & manufacture our jewelry from start to finish. From our beginnings we embraced the fact that only by handcrafting our jewelry pieces in our own studio, we can really take control of each detail and every single aspect of our design & manufacturing processes.
MIRTA jewelry was a finalist for Best accessories designer, local ELLE style awards 2016.
photo by Nikola Matuhina