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Meet The Plant Ecologist

Gabriella de Souza is a plant ecologist and botanical jewelry designer, whose creations are deeply rooted in her passion for nature and ecology. Native to Wilmington, North Carolina, Gabriella's unique body of work captures the beauty of the local flora through her one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces.

She meticulously cultivates, presses, and preserves each specimen, imbuing every piece with an essence of nature. This collection is a tribute to the native plants of North Carolina, underlining their significance and promoting their conservation.

Gabriella's jewelry, preserved in high-quality resin, merges scientific expertise with artistic vision. Through her work, Gabriella seeks to connect people with nature in an intimate and personal way, allowing the wearers to carry a piece of nature with them wherever they go.

A passionate educator, Gabriella holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Sciences and a Master of Science in Biology from UNC Wilmington. With more than a decade of experience in plant science, she is dedicated to sharing her knowledge about sustainable and aesthetically pleasing plant environments.

The Plant Ecologist's Small Business Values

Knowledge: Aligned with the slogan, I believe in empowering individuals with plant education, helping them nurture and appreciate the world of plant science.

Quality: My jewelry might include components sourced online, but rest assured, they are chosen for their superior quality and aesthetic.

Positivity: My graphics and stickers are designed to uplift, inspire, and bring positivity to your day.

Transparency: I believe in being open about my processes. While not every charm is handmade, every piece is put together with love and care by me, The Plant Ecologist.

Passion: My business isn't just about sales; it's about sharing my passion for plants, jewelry, and science with the world.

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