Daniela Malev is a jeweller, teacher, researcher, and author of the book To The Point – pin mechanisms and brooch back design.
She trained as a goldsmith in her hometown Dresden, Germany, she also holds a Master Craftman's Certificate for Gold - and Silversmithing and studied Jewellery Design at Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau. She concluded her formal studies with a BA and MFA degree in Gemstone and Jewellery Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier/Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Her jewellery work is inspired by the belief that diversity arrives from a deep sense of order behind all existence. Her jewellery pieces are made of contrasting materials and complementary elements and aspects which form a unity.
One of her special fields of interest are brooch backs and pin mechanisms and their integration into the overall design of the brooch.