"The desire to make jewelry just springs up inside me. This is my way of life and I have always enjoyed it."
Born in Lima on November 5, 1967, Zoila Hidalgo studied computing before turning to jewelry-making. She completed courses in basic and specialized silver work over a period of two years. Hidalgo has worked in this field since she was very young, influenced by her father Fiol, an expert silversmith and a Novica featured artist.
"The desire to make jewelry just springs up inside me," she says. "This is my way of life and I have always enjoyed it." Hidalgo expresses her desires and aspirations in each one of her designs. Simple and elegant, they combine natural elements like silver and gemstones. Her designs are based on irregular line and colorful stones such as chrysocolla, serpentine, lapis lazuli and tiger's eye.