"...celestial elements were venerated by our ancestors and have fascinated me all my life."
"Hi, I'm Carlos Muñoz. I come from a small city in central Mexico. After graduating from high school, I went to the U.S. to study English. When I returned to Mexico, I was accepted to the university in the School of Fine Arts.
"It was there that I began to take private lessons in areas that interested me - drawing, painting and jewelry making. I opened a small studio workshop where I drew suns and moons. These celestial elements were venerated by our ancestors and have fascinated me all my life.
"My jewelry making process begins by sculpting the design in wax and casting a mold around it. When the molten silver is poured into the mold, the wax melts and runs out. Then I add details by hand, covering the parts where I don't want gold with a special enamel. The pieces are subjected to an electroplating process with 22k gold. Then we clean and polish the jewelry. I also work in silver with papier mache.
"My designs are related with the firmament, each with an individual personality that reveals my Mexican essence. I've been able to offer work to others in a community setting, and I'm proud to continue our silver tradition."
Interlocking spirals of polished and textured silver shape this original ring. "It symbolizes the connection between modern day elegance and the past, represented by silver as used in pre-Hispanic times," explain Carlos and Cynthia Rendon. The ring is....read more
Adapting sensuous shapes from pre-Hispanic art, Maria Belen Nilson evokes flowing water and whispering wind. A sinuous silver ring swirls around a central circle in this beautiful, hand crafted design.
Nelly Uribe celebrates Mexico's pre-Hispanic legacy with the original design of this ring. She finds inspiration in the art of the Nahua people who date back to the 7th century. Uribe stylizes glyph-like patterns into an original band ring crafted by....read more
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