Michelle Cangiano

Double Happiness

18ct yellow gold, grey Spinel, Champagne diamond ring [Setting: 8.45mm, 2.24mm band] [$6,310]

Diamond Crush / Sweet Pea

18ct yellow gold, pave set white diamond ring [Setting: 5.05mm, 2.53mm band] [$3,580]  
18ct yellow gold, grain set white diamond ring [2.5mm wide band] [$2,995]  

Studded halo 1

9ct yellow gold, white diamonds, oxidised sterling silver pendant [12.4 x 12.9mm, Chain 47.5cm] [$1,000]

Studded halo 2

9ct yellow gold, white diamond hook earrings [12.5 x 23.6mm] [$1,750]

Silver studded halo 1

Sterling silver, tsavorite garnet, oxidised sterling silver pendant [12.6 x 12.5mm, Chain 45cm] [$590]

Double Link 1

Sterling silver hook earrings [13.4 x 23.6mm] [$315]

Double Link 2

9ct yellow gold, oxidised sterling silver pendant [17.7 x 15.7mm, Chain 49.5cm] [$455]

Double Link 3

9ct yellow gold hook earrings [14.1 x 24.6mm] [$590]

Double Link 4

Sterling silver pendant [12.4 x 15mm, Chain 46cm] [$305]

Silver studded halo 2

Sterling silver, iolite, oxidised sterling silver pendant [12.6 x 12.5mm, Chain 45cm] [$590]

Michelle Cangiano

Michelle Cangiano lives and works in Melbourne. Completing a Fine Art Degree in Painting, she went on to study Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT and graduated with High Distinctions.

Along with her exhibiting art practice and private commissions, Michelle produces collections of hand made jewellery.

Michelle is inspired by the meanings people imbue into jewellery and small-scale objects. A piece of red thread tied around a wrist. A band of gold, worn on the ring finger. The protective blue eyed charm. A flash of gangster bling.

Though her work is not intended to be talismanic, the historic and present day ceremonies, rituals and superstitions tied to these pieces are a constant source of enquiry.

Michelle’s approach to making encompasses a range of techniques, embracing the meeting of the traditional with the unconventional. The diverse range of materials used in her practice are governed by her concepts and vary greatly from paint or paper, to silver, gold and precious stones.

Artist’s Bench