Ayesha Mayadas

"I work gold like clay—pushing, pulling, and sculpting, not with fingers, but with hammers and stakes. The result is metal transformed into the soft contours of the natural world: the ripple of water, the fullness of a raindrop, the ragged edge of a dried leaf. "

After thirteen years as a textile engineer, jewelry artist Ayesha Mayadas gave in to her passion for metals and dedicated herself to it full time. Initially, her interest lay in silversmithing, but she soon turned the techniques of hammering and forming toward sculptural and abstract vessels of copper and silver. Much of her inspiration comes from nature, with water as a focus.

As a jewelry designer, Mayadas strives to realize her aesthetic in precious metals such as gold. The techniques of chasing and hammering that she uses in her jewelry are just miniature versions of those that shape her sculpture.

Of all the tools in her studio, Mayadas uses her hammer the most. A range of hammers and steel stakes enables her to create fluid forms through techniques such as raising, sinking, forging, and sculpting. The marks left by these tools often become an integral part of her finished pieces.

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Wafer-Texture Hoops with Diamonds
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 780
$ 663
Trio of Splash Bangles
Silver Bracelets

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 306
Splash Vermeil Hoops
Gold Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 306
V-Forged Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 200
$ 170
Wave Bangle
Silver Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 90
$ 76.50
Pebble Band
Gold & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 900
$ 765
Leaf Earrings with a Rib of Gold
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 260
$ 221
Rivet Bangle
Gold Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 100
$ 85
Waffle Texture Spiral Hoops
Jewelry Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Round Firefly Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Twinkle Band in 18k Yellow Gold
Gold & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Gold Cable Chain Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 6,000
$ 5,100
Bold Oval Link Chain
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,300
$ 1,955
Square Gold and Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 840
$ 714
Splash Bangle Stack
Gold & Silver Bracelets

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 160 - $ 800
$ 136 - $ 680
Linear Cuff Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold
Gold & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Tall Wave Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 180
$ 153
Fusion Bangle
Gold & Copper Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 90
$ 76.50
Splash Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 306
Hollow-Formed Hoops
Gold Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,120
$ 1,802
Wafer Ring with Diamonds
Silver & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 550
$ 467.50
Large Gold and Silver Splash Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 306
Linear Stepped Cuff in Gold
Gold & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 3,100
$ 2,635
V Splash Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 100
$ 85
Stepped Bangle in Silver, Gold and Diamonds
Gold, Silver, & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 320
$ 272
Forged Gold Bangle with Diamonds
Gold & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,900
$ 2,465
Gold and Silver Splash Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 306
Whisper Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 3,100
$ 2,635
Vortex Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 3,400
$ 2,890
Coil Button Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,580
$ 1,343