"My designs are inspired by everything I see around me, by the beauty of gems, and by our ancestors' jewelry."
Born in Lima, Fermín Vilcapoma honors his family's legacy with his talented work as a jewelry designer. Fermín has been fascinated by gemstones from a young age. He marks his beginnings as a silversmith to age eleven, when, after school, he'd help his father at the family's workshop.
"I used to go to school in the morning, but I was always daydreaming, creating new designs," Fermín recalls. "After school, I'd rush to my father's workshop to help him or to practice creating my own designs. Jewelry has been all I ever wanted to do, so I saw no point in going to university. I was able to dedicate more time to the workshop when I graduated from high school. We were able to attract more customers then, and the family's business began to increase steadily.
"My designs are inspired by everything I see around me, by the beauty of gems, and by our ancestors' jewelry. I enjoy the creative part most. I love to design, and I am always happy to listen to our customer's opinions and suggestions. I am eager to see what Novica's clients think of my jewelry!"
Chrysocolla's blue green mystique encloses the beauty of Peru's lakes and forests. Set in gleaming silver arcs, oval cabochon stones are showcased in a necklace and earrings. Tiberio Gonzáles and his family craft this serenely modern design.
Sterling tendrils and buds represent renewal, enhanced by the life-giving colors of fields and sky. Adapted from pre-Hispanic motifs, this design features the mesmerizing intrigue of chrysocolla. The chain, pendant and earrings are meticulously crafted....read more
Delicate filigree leaves embrace the mystique of chrysocolla. Alfredo Inga sets the beautiful stones in handcrafted silver jewelry. Petals embrace the gem in a beautiful pendant on an ornate necklace. Matching earrings intensify the effect.
"Nature inspired this original design," Sandra and Lily confide. Three polished petals of chrysocolla surround a sparkling cubic zirconium. A silver chain completes the necklace, while single petals become matching earrings.
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