Creation of the Work
Each ANGUAYA piece is made by hand in Evanston, Illinois with quality materials. Our sterling silver is pure verified 925 sterling sourced in the USA. We work with recycled sterling silver of the utmost quality, which favors environmentally sound practices and does not contribute to unfair labor practices.
Each Anguaya piece is brought together by hand by the artist here in Evanston. The jewelry begins with a concept, the creation of design elements, the setting of stones. Sterling wire is brought to the bench, where it is hammered after carefully creating each curve and turn by hand. Stones are chosen for their beauty, color, markings and unique qualities. Each union is closed wrapped with silver in fine detail, ensuring quality jewelry made to last.
Attention to detail is key. All of the work throughout this site is wrought by the deft hands of artist Jose Muenala Anguaya, utilizing skills and drawing on the traditions of Andean jewelry artistry.