"To me, the art of jewelry design is about simple lines featuring color and textures that bring us closer to nature, making us feel alive within it."
"My name is Maricarmen Morales-Macedo, and I was born on June 14, 1955. I have always enjoyed creating a variety of things with my hands, and this led me one day to take a course on jewelry. It's the best thing I ever did! Making jewelry is what motivates me. I lose track of time every time I sit down with a gemstone in front of me. I feel a surge of passion for the piece.
"To me, the art of jewelry design is about simple lines featuring color and textures that bring us closer to nature, making us feel alive within it. When I design jewelry, I search for the possible contrasts I can obtain from the different materials. That constant search impels you to try your best each time, and translate the ideas you have in your mind into wonderful jewelry items.
"I hope to transmit the happiness and sense of satisfaction I feel when I finish a piece.
"I have set myself the challenge of becoming a good representative of a jewelry artist from my beloved Peru, to the rest of the world. I hope people are happy when they wear my designs, because that is my ultimate goal. I hope to achieve it by combining and contrasting the glow of silver with the gemstones' natural colors."
Maria Belen Nilson finds inspiration in Mexican vintage artistry for the lovely design of these earrings. The heart earrings are crafted by hand with sterling silver featuring an antiqued finish that underscores bright copper hearts at the center.
By Lupita Betancourt, this stunning necklace is inspired by the folk dances of Michoacan. Copper is a traditional craft in Santa Clara, while braided leather demonstrates another traditional art. The original design forms part of the designer's Weaver....read more
A poised dragonfly shows off its dazzling wings in a necklace by Carlos Yauri. Working with sterling silver, Yauri masters filigree techniques for the lower wings. The upper wings are detailed freestyle in copper.
By Lupita Betancourt, this stunning necklace is braided by hand. Copper working is a traditional craft in Santa Clara del Cobre, and the antiqued ribbons contrast beautifully with the crimson cords. This original design forms part of the designer's Weaver....read more
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