It all began in Colombia when I was a kid. I would play in my best friend house while his father worked in a small room that he used as his jewelry shop. The noise that would come from his room struck my curiosity. Seeing him work and create beautiful pieces of jewelry really caught my attention. So every chance that I got, I would walk into that small room and sit very quietly in a corner. In admiration, I watched as he transformed gold bars, gold wires, and colored stones into precious pieced of art, it was astonishing! Eventually my father became close friends with my friend’s father and began selling jewelry where he worked.
This allowed my father to make a little extra money and it gave me the opportunity to see the whole process step by step. The process would begin with the customer’s order, then my father would explain to the jeweler the customer’s liking. That initiated the design phase, followed by the production of the piece, and lastly the reveal of the finished product accompanied by the amazement on the customers face when my father delivered the jewelry.