"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!"
"This is a simple geometric design which is perfect for jasper, the stone of relaxation and completion," confides Fermín. He contrasts the bright gem with a burnished border, creating a stunning illusion for this ring.
This stunning ring comes from Peruvian designer Tiberio Gonzáles. "It's a ring with a special design in which I wanted to emphasize the beauty of jasper," he says. "It's a modern piece for the woman who has defined her own style." Gonzáles sets the gem....read more
Peruvian designer Tiberio Gonzáles creates this beautiful ring. Crafted of hammered silver, it combines geometric forms to surround an oval of red jasper. Gonzáles achieves a superb equilibrium and harmony with this piece.
Red jasper shows a variety of moods as it takes the form of circles, ovals and a square. Casual and beautiful, this design by Claudia Llaury is quite novel. The ring flairs outward in five sterling bands that are joined at the back.
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