Rio de Janeiro seems like the perfect exotic summer destination spot.
But with these rough economic times, a staycation is a little bit more practical than jet setting to Brazil.
The collection, which launched this summer, is composed of earrings, necklaces and rings that pay homage to signature sights in the country such as Sugarloaf Mountain, the multicolored butterflies of the Atlantic Forest and the vast diversity of its coconut trees.
Bastos said she spent time in Brazilcollecting the pieces for her line.
“The stones used are praziolite, moonstone, aquamarine, diamonds and lots of bossa,” said the Aventuraresident. “Green and blue are part of the color palette since they are the most noticeable colors of Rio.”
Each of her pieces is handmade and set in 18 karat yellow gold.
Best sellers at the moment are her statement making rings, which retail for $475.
Bastos says the rings work naturally with a Miamiwoman’s wardrobe, whether it’s a super casual day at the beach or a fancy night out on the town.