Mikana Jewels is a fashion jewellery line founded by fashion designer, Mieke Vermeulen, in 2020. Mieke Vermeulen has a background in apparel design and manufacturing. She obtained a Master’s degree in Design from the University of Johannesburg. She showcased collections as a finalist at the ELLE Rising Star Design Awards (2013), Design Indaba Emerging Creatives (2016) and SAFW New Talent Search (2016). She is inspired by her South African heritage and draws on traditional techniques of beading and decorative art to create hand-crafted jewellery that express a fresh South African look and feel. Mikana Jewels jewellery feature detailed artworks created with gemstones, glass beads, charms and cabochons which are set in hypoallergenic steel components.