There are many reasons behind this decision. First of all, it is the connection and bridge with South America. Jesús has been travelling and collaborating there since the ‘90s and he lives between the continent and Spain. When in 2012 he invited Maria to a trip to Peru, she got in contact with the country’s cultural ancient heritage and simply fell in love with it. We were absolutely impressed by the rich knowledge of Peruvian’s craftsmanship and its extraordinary beauty; also, the masterful manufacture is impressive. Their exceptional skills, inherited from their ancestors and the legacy from their past generations, makes it worth preserving Peruvian’s craft sector.
In fact, the ancestral skills of Peruvian silversmithing are actively maintained in Peru to this day (Pre-Columbian civilizations were technically advanced in metalsmith) and the jewellery is still made by artisanal processes using old techniques and high-quality precious metal (Peru is one of the first silver producers in the world). Therefore, silversmith is still part of the culture and it provides a link to their roots. The country's long history and its modern age intertwine in a fascinating way with contemporary silver art.