Immersed in a family environment linked to art and design, and very encouraging of manual skills, she started developing a taste and exploring those areas from a very young age.
She studied Industrial Design at the Design Center University School of Montevideo. Her love for accessories since she was little led her to experiment at the Schoolâ€™s jewellery workshop. Upon completion of her degree, she was awarded a scholarship to study jewellery making in Italy, which ultimately determined her vocation for this enticing work of combining art and design in an item which is much more than just jewellery.
THE JEWELLS Jewellery that tells a story. A ring or a pendant are much more than simple accessories; each one stems from inspiration that captures the spirit of the materials. The reason behind the origin of this jewellery is to fuse materials not commonly used in traditional jewellery making to convey emotions though them.
THE MATERIALS Each collection results from experimentation and a search for content that transforms the piece of jewellery in a small piece of the wearerâ€™s soul. These are unique items which seek to go beyond the trends, through a personality of their own, in order to last in time, creating an emotional bond with its owner and highlighting their individuality.
Experimentation and design come hand in hand, the materials are intertwined, deconstructed, and then they gather strength to create jewellery which evokes affection and tells a story through its design.
This jewellery is timeless, with great conceptual and emotional baggage which acquire a new meaning with a unique approach of its own.
LA HORA DEL TÉ
Porcelain is the toughest of all ceramics, and a component of the finest and most exclusive china. Its texture, resistance and delicateness award it a privileged spot among manmade materials. Porcelain finds its roots in Asia, and its manufacture was kept a secret, reason why it was sometimes known as “white gold”.
The Uruguayan way of producing wool makes this country a firstquality producer of this material. Felt is obtained by fussing wool fibres with a millenary technique which uses pressure, heat and humidity. From this process, an unwoven fabric of unusual firmness is obtained. The produced material is waterproof, an essential feature for the development of this collection.
Pearls are a symbol of love, happiness and good luck. It is a unique, luminous and sensual material, object of all desires. This is an organic gem formed inside an oyster, surrounded by concentric layers of nacre.
Sand grains are fused, and together they create a magical world of luminous impressions and impossible textures. Glass was first developed in Egypt, and its first use was in jewellery making. This hard but fragile, transparent and shapeless material is fused with metal to gather strength and beauty.
Agate stone is created from volcanoes that are seen on Earth in the form of solid lava. The main feature of these stones is their series of concentric bands in similar colours, opaque and translucent. They were highly praised by past civilizations, who claimed they possessed purifying properties and they recharged energies.
Black was first used in jewellery making in 19th Century England, since Queen Victoriaâ€™s mourning would only allow her to wear that colour throughout her attire. The matte-black colour of rubber, together with silver, aims at a contrast of colours and textures to create rhythmic and geometrical pieces.
China is a family symbol inherited throughout the generations which relives family moments involving feelings and affection. We want to transform those moments into a piece of timeless jewellery which will always be with you.
With that purpose in mind, we offer a series of models off our collection, La Hora del Te (Teatime), to transform that special china into a piece of jewellery which allows us to capture that value.
TANIA & EDUARDO 55
The bride and groom visited us before their wedding, looking for the ideal jewellery to symbolize their union. Wanting to avoid traditional wedding bands, they came up with the idea of making a piece of jewellery off an element with a previous history, and from which they could write one of their own. The story tells that sometimes... vintage things can give us the chance to write a new page!
1. Sending the porcelain
Decide on the item you want to transform. It can be in perfect shape, chipped or cracked in large pieces. We can use plates of all sizes, but we cannot use cups or trays. The item must be packaged to arrive in the best shape possible.
2.Creation at the atelier Once at the atelier, we try to salvage with every cut the most interesting portion of the porcelain, so that each little piece identifies part of the plate, and therefore, the story it tells.
3. Jewellery We make the piece of jewellery in 925 sterling silver, based on established designs. We select the drawn pieces and we choose the most representative and interesting one for the type of jewellery selected. We then prepare it and send it to the client.
COLLECTION: LA HORA DEL TÉ
MARQUESA EMILIA DE OYRA
PRINCESA CARLOTA DE LIEVEN
BARONESA ANINA DE ALBI
Each piece is unique. Silver pendant with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20406
Each piece is unique. Silver pendant with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 27mm CODE: T30607
Each piece is unique. Silver pendant with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 27mm CODE: T309020
BARONESA MARIA ANTONIA DE VELLI
VISZCONDESA ANA SOFÍA DE ALESSON
CONDESA LILY DE ALTOPASO
Each piece is unique. Silver ring with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20801
Each piece is unique. Silver ring with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20702
Each piece is unique. Silver ring with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20753
CONDESA MARIA DE LA O DE ARGILLO
CONDESA MARIE DE LA FAYETTE
Each piece is unique. Silver ring with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 27mm CODE: T207024
Each piece is unique. Silver ring with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 27mm CODE: T20854
Each piece is unique. Silver neckerchief brooch with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20758
CONDESA MATILDE DE GLIMES
BARONESA ÁNGELES DE OVILVAR
PRINCESA JULIANA DE HOLANDA
Each piece is unique. Silver earrings with antique porcelain and natural pearls. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20705
Each piece is unique. Silver earrings with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T206025
Each piece is unique. Silver earrings with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20556
CONDESA MARIA ELISA DE NAVASQÜES
CONDE FRANCESCO PERLAC
MARQUESA CONSUELO DE ESPEJA
Each piece is unique. Silver cufflinks with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 17mm CODE: T20469
Each piece is unique. Silver bracelet with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 27mm CODE: T302721
CONDESA CARMELA DE LLORENTE
Each piece is unique. Silver brooch with antique porcelain. Porcelain diameter: 27mm CODE: T306010
COLLECTION: GLI CONFETTI
MARQUESA CATALINA DE DOU Sterling Silver ring with dyed, felted natural wool. CODE: C105515
CONDESA MARIE JEANNE DE BERRY Sterling Silver earrings with dyed, felted natural wool. CODE: C1010016
REINA EUGENIA DE BATTENBERG Sterling Silver pendant with dyed, felted natural wool. CODE: C101017
DUQUESA LUISA DE BELFORT
Sterling ring with natural river pearls. CODE: L10418
Sterling braclet with natural river pearls. CODE: L104023
PRINCESA TERESA DE SABOYA
BARONESA BELÉN DE CARONDELET
Sterling earrings with natural river pearls. CODE: L102722
Sterling braclet with natural river pearls. CODE: L106319
CONDESA INÉS DE SIERRABELLA
PRINCESA MASAKO DE OWADA
PRINCESA AMELIA GALLITZIN
Handmade 925 sterling silver ring with a clear metal-fused molten glass piece. CODE: S107027
Handmade 925 sterling silver pendant with a clear metal-fused molten glass piece held by a 60 cm silver chain. CODE: S108128
PRINCESA CAROLINE DE BOUVIER Handmade 925 sterling silver bracelet with a clear metal-fused molten glass piece. 20 cm long. CODE: S1010026
PRINCESA MARÍA DE BORBÓN ORLEANS Handmade 925 sterling silver earrings with a clear metal-fused molten glass piece. CODE: S108529
VIZCONDESA MARGARITA DE VINHAL
REINA MARGARITA DE ANJOU
Sterling ring with dyed agate gemstone. CODE: E101114
Sterling ring with dyed agate gemstone. CODE: E101313
Sterling ring with dyed agate gemstone. CODE: E101214
BARÓN DE BENICÀSSIM
COLLECTION: GUTTA PERCHA
VIRREY GASPAR DE ZÚNIGA Y ACEVEDO Sterling Silver ring with black rubber piece. CODE: G107611
DUQUE THOMAS DE NORFOLK Sterling Silver necklace with black rubber piece. CODE: G105031
DUQUE JUAN DE LANCASTER Sterling Silver ring with black rubber piece. CODE: G107012
THANKS Sofía Ognjenovich · graphic design Karin Topolansky · photography Paola Castelli Bugna · model Lucía Mangado · costume Ma. Paz Mangado · makeup La Pasionaria Universo Creativo · location
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