When Natalia Waeger was trying to think of the perfect gift for her sister when she heard the news of her first pregnancy, she never thought her idea would be the catalyst to a full-blown business. What she wanted to create for her sister was a unique, bespoke piece of jewellery to mark this significant milestone – something that could be treasured and enjoyed forever. And so, the ‘Wish Capsule’ was born, a necklace bearing a sterling silver capsule, which holds your mantra, quote or special message hidden inside. Five years on the Wish Capsule is Natalia Jana Design’s signature piece, and the most popular in her jewellery collection.
A talent and passion realised
Natalia always had an entrepreneurial spirit. After graduating from the London College of Fashion she embarked upon the creation of her own accessories line of bags, shoes, and sandals, which she successfully sold in boutiques across London and Mallorca. But jewellery was always where her real passion laid, and she had even considered becoming a silversmith at one point. After the inception of the Wish Capsule, Natalia saw a gap in the market for this type of bespoke jewellery and set about designing her own jewellery line and sourcing the perfect silversmith to partner with in Bali – the dream location from where much of her inspiration flows.
Handmade, traditional silversmithing
Today all elements of the jewellery line are still handmade in Bali where Natalia spends half of her time, and her trusted silversmith brings her designs to life. Natalia holds a deep respect and appreciation for the artisan craft and traditional silversmithing. She supports local Balinese factories where every piece is carefully hammered into shape using antique tools. Natalia herself then assembles the jewellery here in Mallorca. Her collections offer delicate designs with fine materials made from sterling silver, gold plating, genuine gemstones as well as pearls, and include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. She even produces more masculine options utilising leather instead of metals for the chains.
“My heart is The Atelier” filled with dreams, romance and wit”
Inspiration comes in all forms for Natalia. For example her ‘Gatsby’ collection was inspired by a flea market find in Paris. A beautiful brooch had such a unique and interesting design, no doubt accompanied by a long untold history, that Natalia was compelled to create a line of pieces based around the cherished antique. Her latest collection, the ‘Chakra’ collection, is due for release before Christmas, incorporating gemstones representing the eight chakras, with silver or gold plated chains.
Aimed at the nomad and dreamer in all of us
Natalia’s delicate and romantic designs make the perfect gift for a loved one, or even as a gift for yourself. The Wish Capsule is especially unique as you are wearing your own private message close to your heart, and gifting one is a beautiful way to mark a milestone birthday, christening, baby shower or anniversary. Natalia even had one client who gifted the Wish Capsule to his partner with a marriage proposal inside!
If you’re looking for an extra personal touch, Natalia also offers a personal shopping experience, and a bespoke service whereby she can design your dream jewellery piece and make it into reality. To have your own meaningful item created from scratch will only take one week to complete – which means you have plenty of time to have a bespoke piece crafted in time for Christmas!
You can purchase your own piece of Natalia Jana Design jewellery from her current collections online at Natalia Jana Design, in Santa Catalina at RA MA Institute or Earth Yoga, or at luxury hotel Castell Son Claret in Es Capdellá.
Wish Capsule workshop
On Sunday 8th December at 4pm Natalia will be hosting a Wish Capsule workshop at her home for a group of six people. Yoga teacher and Natalia’s dear friend Danae Borsani will be joining the special workshop and guide the group into a gentle 15 minute mediation followed by a ceremony where everyone will write their intentions/affirmations, for the wish capsule.
Everyone will be presented with a Wish Capsule and a variation of gemstones to design their very own personal piece to place their affirmations, intentions, or dreams inside. The price for this amazing creative experience is 145€ and includes all materials (plus Natalia’s Christmas cookies, mulled wine, and tea!). Contact Natalia here to book your spot.
Written by Ché Miller
About the author
Ché has always had a passion for hospitality having completed a conjoint Bachelors Degree in International Business and Hospitality Management. She has spent the last 15 years working in the hospitality industry. This passion led her to working in a premier health retreat in Australia in her twenties. There she found the knowledge she gained inspired her to start living a healthier life.
Now Ché loves to combine her two favourite things, hospitality and wellbeing. She scours the island for the best nourishing restaurants, products and services. Ché has been living in Mallorca since early 2017, having moved from her home in New Zealand. She absolutely loves the energy of the island and everything it has to offer.
Ché’s other interests include ashtanga yoga, boxing, reading, writing, and really good coffee.