100 Beautiful Experiences

If you’re on the hunt for beautiful South African-designed jewellery, Watershed is your port of call. This is the proud home of local design, and the brands retailing here are as varied as they are fashionable. We’ve highlighted just a few, but would love to see where you have shopped in our neighbourhood, so tag your favourite jewellery stores at the V&A Waterfront in the comments.

Famke’s silver and gold jewellery is the ultimate in minimalist chic. You can’t go wrong with the linked circle necklace, and the curved rings add a subtle touch of intrigue to any hand.

Pichulik’s bold creations are embellished with gorgeous organic materials and narrated with stories of sacred feminine wisdom. Necklaces and earrings wrapped in threads of striking hues, decorated with elements such as jasper and glass, are wearable works of art.

Double up on Tiffany Marx rings and let her signature bronze and silver pods, inspired by the spike-thorn shrub, embellish your fingers. Delicate pieces more your thing? Visit Spirit Jewellery for ornate silver creations fitted with birth and chakra stones. Beloved Beadwork offers an injection of colour, with uniquely shaped earrings and neckpieces in vibrant colour combos, made entirely of beads.

For bespoke treasures, head to Alon Shina. Any piece from the Tanzanite Collection will become a family heirloom for generations to come. If watches are your preference, Bettél is the store for meticulously handcrafted wooden timepieces. Men may also find a neckpiece or two catching their eye at the Dan Fuller kiosk at the Watershed’s back entrance.

Illustration by Phathu Nembilwi @phathudesigns_illustrations

Photos by Estee de Villiers @esteexshoots

After the success of 100 Beautiful Things, where we celebrated creativity, compassion, ingenuity and resilience, through projects, products, ideas and experiences from around the country, we’re bringing this idea of celebration closer to home. Through 100 Beautiful Experiences, we’ll be looking at incredible moments and delights that are available right on our doorstep. Photographed and illustrated by a group of young South African talents, many of our experiences are unique to our hood and can be found nowhere else on the planet!

Every visit to the V&A Waterfront is an opportunity to discover a different part of the city, learn about our heritage, source the best products, dine on the most exquisite fare and connect with friends and family in a safe and happy environment. While we’re only sharing 100 Beautiful Experiences with you, we know you’ll find many more each time you visit, and look forward to hearing of your experiences too.