Lia Gonçalves

Basing her work on a contemporary approach, Portugal-based designer LIA GONÇALVES shifts between jewellery and design, reflecting the preference for a minimalist aesthetic and, at the same time, a deep concern about functionality.
In 2009 she graduated in Jewellery Design and after that, she concluded a Master Degree in Product Design, both from ESAD/Matosinhos (Escola Superior de Artes e Design). In 2010 she decided to launch her own brand.
With a classic background but strongly influenced for conceptual research in jewellery making, her statement pieces combine geometric lines and organic elements with a special care for traditional handmade techniques, exploring simple and usable shapes which the user can often recreate, reinterpret and customize.
The focus of her creations intends to involve and connect the ‘other’, emphasizing the relational concept that establishes the boundaries between the inhabited body and the jewel itself.
Designer’s main source of inspiration are the elements found in the outer space. Since 2010 LIA GONÇALVES released several lines, recreating this main motive.
Minimalism, handcrafted work and continuous use of silver as her main material created characteristic brand.



LIA GONÇALVES | JOALHARIA DE AUTOR is an independent contemporary and handcrafted jewellery brand. Since the concept to final execution, each item is made by the designer in her studio, in Portugal. Passion for handmade work is integral to achieving pieces with unique details and personal signature. The combination between modern sensibility and traditional techniques also reflect the designer’s statement, who incorporate in her work contrasting yet complementary elements of her background.





If you have any question, thoughts, or want to place an order, please contact the designer.

Comissioned work is also available.
If you wish an exclusive jewel with unique design, please submit your proposal.

Viana do Castelo

+351 967 143 792
+351 924 204 508

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