Opal wrap ring, 'New Life'
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"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."
The necklace is lovely - just as pictured on your site. It was a gift for my sister and all she could say when she opened it was, ""Where did you find this?! I absolutely love it!""
Denver, Colorado, USA
Maricarmen's work is outstanding. I purchased a silver bracelet with pearls and it is really beautiful. Thank you for your marvelous piece of jewelry.
Dear Maricarmen: Thank you for the opal and silver ring ""Ocean"" -- an artistic creation that is both aptly-named and beautiful! The blue-green shades of the opal do indeed remind me of the ocean's myriad of colors while the finely-wrought silver surrounding the gemstone appears almost wave-like in its abstract form. As a Libra, I am particularly pleased to own my birthstone in a ring of such unusual hues and in such a symbolic design. (I also like the concept of the ring's conveying ""ethereal femininity"" ... still another poetic attribute!) My gratitude goes to you again, Maricarmen, for an imaginative and elegantly-crafted work of art. Please know that your ring ""Ocean"" shall be worn often, with pride, and that it shall be considered a treasured piece of jewelry for many years to come. With best wishes, Wendy
Washington, DC / USA
The ""Hollow Geometry"" earrings are beautiful! They were a Christmas gift for my mother, and even two weeks later she is still exclaiming how happy she is with them.
Maricarmen's jewelry is so intricate and unique, I love the craftsmanship and detail put into every piece. Beautiful style..
My first purchase with Novica arrived. A pair of silver dangle earrings ""Chain of Alternatives"" made by Maricarmen. How beautiful and striking in their simplicity they are! Thank you, Maricarmen, they are my favorites!! I will be back for more!
I came to the Novica website because I was looking for unique jewelry and keep coming back not only because it is unique,but also because I am in awe at the incredible beauty artists like Maricarmen create.I have to admit I loved her ""leaf of abstraction"" ring so much,I purchased a second one for fear I might lose or damage my first one as I wear it constantly.I love the flow and movement of the ring and have gotten many complements on it. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful ring.
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA
I have purchased 2 of Maricarmen's creations - the ""Ember"" ring and earrings...and am about to checkout with two more in my cart! I wore them once - to work - and every woman was oohing and aahing over the Ember pieces (which go so well with my now reddish hair). I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to leave with them, there were so many envious eyes on the artwork adorning my ears and hand...(and doesn't that just tickle us somehow?) Ember is truly the perfect name, the lingering light and warmth from a fire's embers is brought forth by the carnelian, wrapped by the cool silver of what is to come when the embers dies out. This contrast of the warm and cool, and the smooth and textured silver, reminded me of how full of contrast - and conflict - we humans are. I wasn't thinking of the conflicts with each other, but those within ourselves. This is nature - conflict, contrast abounds all around us, so why do we struggle with this very essence in ourselves? We're not one, uniform thing - we are a mixture of many, many essences. If we we stopped trying so hard to suppress the conflicts within ourselves, perhaps there would be fewer conflicts with each other... Those were a few of my musings as I opened the pouches when my order arrived...simplistic and idealistic at first and ending up with an assessment of my core values as a human. Isn't this the fundamental purpose of art - to express something to a fellow human, have them interpret it from their own experiences, and to think, ponder, question? Maricarmen's pieces are magnificent objects of self adornment, created with inspiration, skill and talent. They are also art. Thank you for ""Ember""...time to acquire a few more art pieces! Connie
Washington, DC / USA
I have given my mother two pairs of earrings by Maricarmen (""Hollow Geometry"" and ""Creation""). She absolutely adores them, wears them all the time, and tells me that I always give her the best presents! Others have told her that they'd ""like to take a stroll through [her] jewelry box.""
I bought as a gift for my wife Shirah on the occasion of the birth or our first born your Carnelian cuff bracelet, 'Luxury Loom' with matching necklace and earrings. She was overjoyed by their elegance and simplicity as well as the high quality of your artistic craftsmanship. Thank you!
In June I ordered the carnelian cuff bracelet ""luxury loom"" by Maricarmen. It came beautifully wrapped with a nice post card from Peru. The bracelet is absolutely gorgeous and I get compliments on it wherever I go! I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
I just received my new ""Light"" cocktail ring and it is absolutely breathtaking. The beauty and good craftsmanship were apparent from the time I got it out of the box, before I'd even gotten it out of all the packaging. Thanks so much for this lovely piece!
Melbourne / Victoria / Australia
Your SILVER BAND RING, 'LEAF OF ABSTRACTION' is not only a beautiful and comfortable piece, but it is also a stunning work of art. Thank you Maricarmen :)
I ordered the earrings called Inca Boulders and was amazed at how lovely they are. The earrings are beautiful and look great on my ears!
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