Josefa in inspired by the life of the designers great great great grandmother, whom along with her sisters, fugitives of the colonial city of Cartagena, she carried the history of liberty in her hands. She settled around the swamps of Palotal at the village of Palenque de San Basilio where she learned the art of making the typical plate known as “bollos” in its numerous varieties: bollo limpio, bollo ‘e mazorca, bollo negro, bollo harinao, bollo de angelito, bollo ‘e yuca, bollo ‘e queso, bollo de platano and bollo de mijo. She also developed her skills in tailoring, clothing, and footwear, talents which forged through time the artistic creativity passed on to her descendants. She was described throughout genealogy books as a woman of strong character, cheerful, resilient, and passionate regarding her life, her family, and her community until her final days. Her turban represents power, and her braids portray the path she charted that gave way to a history that transcended generations.
Handmade to perfection
Raw emeralds, bronze and 24K gold!
Real Raw Colombian Emeralds
Did you know the best emeralds are found in Colombia? And we have made them affordable!
It is all in the details
Raw emeralds have a beautiful bright green color.
Emerald Shell Earrings
All of our jewelry is 24K gold plated!
Unique Chunky Rings
Our Martir ring is a unique sculpture handmade to ornament the boy. It is made of patina and bronze made from recycled coper cables