PhD student Olga Noronha enjoying success with her jewellery work

Jewellery designer Olga Noronha, who is currently a PhD student at Goldsmiths Design, is having some very busy and successful times these days in her home country of Portugal. Her “Medically Prescribed Jewelry”, which has been previously featured on this blog, is being exhibited at the Municipal Gallery in Matosinhos until November 2nd; meanwhile, Olga has had a solo catwalk show at Lisbon Fashion Week with the same collection, as well as another show at Porto Fashion week where she provided accessories for fashion designer Elisabeth Teixeira.

If you are still not impressed, Olga is also going to be featured in a TEDx Talk in Portugal at the end of November. Watch the video to see Olga’s show from Lisbon; if you want to refresh your memory, our interview with her is over here (and have a look at her website as well).

The medically prescribed jewellery of Olga Noronha

Health problems that require surgical intervention can be traumatizing in more than one way, even when they are not life-threatening. In addition to physical pain, patients also have to deal with the psychological discomfort of knowing their bodies invaded by foreign objects and subjected to procedures over which they have no control. The work of Portuguese jewellery designer Olga Noronha (who is currently a PhD student at Goldsmiths Design) aims to put a positive spin on these experiences by allowing patients to get involved and to make themselves more beautiful on the inside in the process- literally. Continue reading “The medically prescribed jewellery of Olga Noronha”