Meet Michél

Michél Nunes was born a long time ago and has been avidly creating and designing jewellery and working in the family jewellery store since he was eight years old, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father who were master watchmakers. He loves anything electronic, from gadgets to computers and software. He is also an accomplished photographer. Michél has been splitting his time between Canada and South Africa for a while now and draws rich design inspiration for the beautiful countryside and scenery of British Columbia.


On leaving school, Michél did his compulsory military training in the South African Air Force. He obtained his private pilot’s licence and later enjoyed flying for many years. However, being retired from flying, he is still an enthusiast attending shows whenever possible, such as the Red Bull Air show in Portugal. He loves motor car racing and has done many advanced driver courses. He has a passion for British and Swedish cars and has done car restorations through the years striving for Concourse de Elegance. Nowadays, Michél attends the gym and works out by doing body toning to keep in shape and fit for his busy lifestyle. He has combined his computer hobby with his Jewellery Design and has obtained his Specialist Certification in CAD Designing and 3D printing. His studies are ongoing as the design and production world is ever-changing. These are amazing achievements as Michél was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg in 1989 and was described at the time as being “terminally” ill and again with advanced colon cancer in 2012. Against all odds, Michél conquered his illness and his achievements to date are a testament to his determination to live his life to the fullest. He believes in pushing the limits.