"...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."
My niece was thrilled with this gorgeous sun pendant. Carlos does wonderful work.
Received my ""Moon and Stars"" ring today. It's simply elegant and I love the combination of silver and gold. Very light in feel, but quite sturdily made. Will return for a pair of the sun theme earrings.....just as soon as I can settle on which ones! Bravo, Mr. Munoz and my thanks for this handsome, original ring.
I just received my ""setting sun"" pendant and it is just beautiful! Arrived quickly and packaged very well. I love your work, Carlos??
Today I hold my new piece in my hand - ""Majesty of the Sun"". It is my 3rd piece of your art, Carlos and I can say: thank you so much for your wonderful art. I have never seen so perfect and faszinating jewellery before! For me it represents the Mexican soul and ancient spirit. I ve been visit Mexico in 1994 and was deeply impressed. So your art brings a piece of Mexico in my heart and when I wear my Majesty Sun the warm sun and spirit of Mexico is very closed to me. It will guides me through the cold and dark German winter... Love your art ... Thanks so much! Sandra from Germany
Thank you, mucho gracias, Carlos, for your beautiful smiling sun pendant which I am wearing as I'm typing. When I opened the box yesterday and saw it, I immediately put it on a chain, wore it to work and am still wearing it the next day. Your work is stunning and so well crafted, and I'm already feeling happy just wearing it. I love the mixture of gold and silver rays, and I especially like the smile on the face of the sun. Your teachers in the School of Fine Arts would be proud of you if they knew how much pleasure you are bringing to your customers. Before writing my testimonial, I looked at all your work and I'm already trying to decide which of your pendants I want to buy next. The sun and moon are favorite images of mine and you've crafted so many wonderful variations that it's going to be hard to pick !! Again, thank you for the blessing of your talent, imagination and creativity and wishing you many years of wonderful work.
Thank you, Carlos, so very much for creating the beautiful ""Constellation"" bracelet, which my husband, Christopher, gave me for my birthday. It was such a beautiful present, all carefully wrapped and presented in a fine red box with a lovely postcard of the magnificent Mexican temples. The bracelet is just exquisite; a delicate mix of silver and gold and charming tiny moons and suns with faces!--truly rare and excellent craftsmanship in modern times. I love it so much. I feel very lucky to have one of your special pieces. Keep making such beautiful things. Good luck, blessings and health to you and your family. Sincerely, Elena and Christopher
OMG I RECEIVED MY 3 HEART RING JUST NOW.....BEYOND EXPECTED....SO ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!! AND IT WAS SHIPPED OUT ON JAN.26TH AND GOT HERE JAN. 27TH!!!!!! WAS SOOOO THRILLED.....
this is the third piece of jewelry i have ordered from carlos. it is a pendant titled ""transformation"". he is definitely a master-craftsman. the quality and workmanship is exquisite. i get so many complements when i wear this work of art. it is so magical !!!
My husband purchased the Jolly Sun pendant for me. I subsequently purchased the Guardian Sun dangle earrings. The craftsmanship on these pieces are wonderful. They are lovely and striking, and unique. Each order came in a jewelry gift box, and each piece of jewelry was also tenderly wrapped in tissue paper to avoid scratches. Lots of care put into this. I highly recommend this artist.
I recently purchased ""MOON IN LOVE"" and it is truly fabulous!! Carlos Munoz' workmanship is absolutely exquisite,and this piece I will treasure always. Since I was a small child I've collected various ""MEN IN THE MOON"" in many different materials, and this one is truly my favorite.I plan to buy many more Carlos Munoz pieces very soon. Gayle ,
I already submitted a comment on Carlos's beautiful work. I ordered last year the Sun Pendant. I just had to tell you that every time I wear this pendant I have so many people comment on how pretty it is and ask where I got it!!!! I wear it on a gold omega and it looks OUTSTANDING! I check his work online all the time. Can't wait to be able to purchase other pieces!! I love it!!!
Mr. Munoz, when I saw your work I knew that buying one of the pieces had just become an imperative. After about an hour of trying to decide, I bought the ""Golden Mask"" pendant. It's just beautiful. I put it on and feel like a queen, and I thank you very much for making that feeling possible.
I received your 'Golden Eclipse' for a Christmas gift - It is so much more stunning than the pictures online! The craftsmanship is remarkable! It was a little bigger than pictured, but I so look forward to wearing it. I showed it to all of my friends and relatives over the holidays and am forwarding a link to this website. I really enjoyed the gift wrapping and post card from Mexico! I plan to look at more of your work and hope that Valentine's will bring me another of Carlos' work! Thank you so much for making my Christmas so special!
Hello. Thank you for your nice work. It is very nice to have your jewelry. Please let me know about new work .I love it. Thanks.
OH CARLOS!!! I just received you ""Majesty of the Sun"" pendant and it is the most beautiful pendant I have ever seen!! The picture on the website does not do it justice!! I JUST LOVE IT!! When I opened the box I know I let out a gasp!! I will wear it with pride knowing that it was made by you. I too, have the love of celestial elements. This was my first purchase from Novica but I certainly will be purchasing again...and especially from you Carlos!! Your work is amazing!! Sincerely, Elaine, Michigan, USA
Dear Carlos, and I call you 'Carlos' because I have a magic story to tell! Before Christmas, I received from www.novica.com a beautiful burst of sun pendant made by you... I loved it and wore it to visit my daughter in Los Angeles. When I returned to my home in NY, i found that I had lost in sometime during my trip home. Today, I WAS GIVEN ANOTHER SUN MADE BY YOU! AND I DREAMED I HAD FOUND MY FIRST SUN LAST NIGHT! Now, isn't that the magic of dreams, or destiny, or something wonderful? Thank you, Carlos. Now I have just bought the matching earrings! I really am a ""Sun Soul Child...""
I purchased the ""Gold Heart"" earrings for my daughter for Christmas. They're beautiful and the craftsmanship is excellent. I was amazed at how quickly they arrived - much quicker than even with purchases I've made online that were shipped within the U.S. I will definitely make additional purchases.
I sent a necklace to my daughter for her birthday and she totally fell in love with it. You are extremely talented. Thank you for your beautiful jewelry.
I just received, 107109 Ceramic sculpture, 'Eclipse'. The item was a pricey, but well worth the price. I love it. Its excellent art work, and heavy. beautiful...easy to hang also.
I fell in love with Mr. Munoz's work as soon as I viewed it. I received my ""Moon In Love"" pendant today and it is even more breathtakingly beautiful than the picture shown here. The work is exquisite. I also ordered a bracelet for my daughter-in-law for her birthday and she was absolutely thrilled with it. Although she and I live in different parts of the country, we received our packages with no delay whatsoever, and in fact much sooner than I had anticipated! Buy anything from this artist......you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be making another purchase AND giving out hints for Christmas!
i just received my purchase in the mail. i have to say that i am very pleased with my ""moon in love"" pendant. the quality and craftsmanship is excellent! and it is exactly how it is pictured on the website. i will definitely be ordering more items in the future!
Myrtle Beach, SC/USA
Just received my 2nd order from Mr. Munoz and it is absolutely beautiful. The golden mask earrings and pendant capture the essence of the ""man in the moon"" face and make me smile whenever I look at them. Mr. Munoz does beautiful work. I will definitely order more of his products. Thank you, Novica, for offering this opportunity to those of us who can't travel!
Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
I just received my ""Sun Moon Kiss"" pendant and it is absolutely beautiful! I am amazed that it arrived so quickly! The workmanship of this piece is like none I've seen and I will absolutely order more pieces by Mr. Munoz...in fact, I have 2 items on order now! This artist is amazing - the quality of his work is unsurpassed. You can't go wrong with Mr. Munoz's work. Thank you for offering these pieces.
New Albany, Indiana USA
Carlos creates with high standards and unsurpassed quality. I have bought three pieces of his ""heavenly"" jewelry and would not hesitate to recommend him to other collectors. I especially love that he signs his pieces.
Prairie Village, KS USA
I just got my earrings made by Carlos Munoz. They are beautiful! The quality and the detail are amazing. I couldn't be happier.
Hauula, Hawaii, USA
We received our sculpture today and are thrilled to say it exceded our expections. The attention to detail on the art piece is amazing. It is a great addition to our collection.
I just received my order...Carlos is an incredibly talented man! The pieces are even more beautiful than pictured and the quality is first-rate. I think I've just found my favorite jewelry designer!
Carlos' gifting of his craft has created a glorious piece with his ""Bright as the Sun"". When I unwrapped the piece I was astounded by the brilliance and light it displays and attracts. I am very pleased and am certain that I will follow his work for future purchases!
Thank you to Carlos Munoz for creating beautiful items! I purchased the Blue Moon Pendant and I absolutely love it! I receive compliments all the time about how beautiful and unique it is. I have told all of my friends that there are many treasures to be found at Novica.com!!
I've bought the necklace ""full moon"" from Carlos, and it is beautifull!!! And shipping was very fast as well!! Thanks for your card, by the way, Carlos!
Carlos truly is an artist! I bought the Blue Moon pendant, and it is beautyfull!! He puts a lot of effort in the details. I think he creates with his heart and soul, not his hands.