Founded in November 2013 by designer Mary-Anne Grobler, Matter of Fakt was the result of what seemed to be Mary-Anne’s perpetual (and disappointing) search for the show-stopping, larger-than-life, natural-stone statement ring.
Mary-Anne took inspiration from the African desert and its hidden natural quartz stones and crystals, discoveries she made whilst spending much time as a young girl daydreaming amongst the dunes of the Namib Desert when holidaying with her grandparents. And so Matter of Fakt is a culmination of Mary-Anne’s whimsical childhood memories, combined with an appreciation of contemporary African adornments.
The inaugural collection garnered much acclaim by South Africa’s creative-who’s-who at the 2014 Design Indaba. In October of the same year, Matter of Fakt’s second collection, Mirage, launched. It features new colours and shapes, inspired by the tempestuous beaches and desert landscapes of the West Coast of Southern Africa. Senior manufacturer Prince Bright Gwesani and manufacturer Alfred Gonzo assist Marry-Ann in the production of her jewellery