"My name is Werner Nordt, jewelry designer and silversmith. My inspiration comes from my feelings and ideas, and I work with different silver techniques, such as burnished...
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"My name is Werner Nordt, jewelry designer and silversmith. My inspiration comes from my feelings and ideas, and I work with different silver techniques, such as burnished and filigree. Lately I've been working with incrustations. It's a more complex technique yet equally beautiful, and it is characteristic of my city, Cuzco.
"I work with silver 950 and natural gems such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, serpentine, and more. By working with these stones, I can obtain different shades of colors that are unique to each gem.
"I mainly base my designs on Inca artistry, but I like to incorporate modern details to keep up with current trends. My aim is to show the world the beauty of Cuzco's artistry. Each handcrafted piece reflects personal histories and legends that are independent to the design or the materials. My designs preserve our culture's originality and mysticism. In that sense, each piece carries with it a personal mystery.
"I see it as a personal challenge that of promoting the artistic expressions of the Andes. Each jewelry piece is much more than a product – it is a cultural heritage I would like to share with clients who appreciate my art."