Meet The Maker

Matter of Fakt, founded by Mary-Anne Grobler, is a culmination of whimsical memories and an appreciation of contemporary African adornments. The look-and-feel of each raw stone piece is distinctly avant-garde, where the promise of freedom and hedonism is equally as intoxicating as the dreamlike African landscapes that inspire it.

Based in Woodstock, Matter of Fakt began as a solution to Mary-Anne’s perpetual (and disappointing) search for the show-stopping, larger-than-life, natural-stone statement ring. We chat to her about her design inspiration, and how it’s evolved into her first two campaigns.

1. What inspires you to design jewellery? An appreciation of contemporary African design and whimsical memories. Mirage, the first range, and Oasis, the latest range, are both inspired by the Southern African landscape and all its natural beauty.

2. Who/what are your biggest influencers? My biggest influencers are women forging their own paths in the creative industry.

3. From where are these pieces available? All collections are available in the online store (click here). We ship locally and internationally. Alternatively, make an appointment with me via email: to view and try on pieces.

4. Who is your target market? Matter Of Fakt pieces evoke that of the warrior goddess: a powerful female who wears bold pieces bravely.

Matter of Fakt can be found at Unit G2, Salt Circle Arcade, 374 Albert Road. To browse the collections and start shopping online visit

Photography Jenni Elizabeth Photography