"To me, the art of jewelry design is about simple lines featuring color and textures that bring us closer to nature, making us feel alive within it."
"My name is Maricarmen Morales-Macedo, and I was born on June 14, 1955. I have always enjoyed creating a variety of things with my hands, and this led me one day to take a course on jewelry. It's the best thing I ever did! Making jewelry is what motivates me. I lose track of time every time I sit down with a gemstone in front of me. I feel a surge of passion for the piece.
"To me, the art of jewelry design is about simple lines featuring color and textures that bring us closer to nature, making us feel alive within it. When I design jewelry, I search for the possible contrasts I can obtain from the different materials. That constant search impels you to try your best each time, and translate the ideas you have in your mind into wonderful jewelry items.
"I hope to transmit the happiness and sense of satisfaction I feel when I finish a piece.
"I have set myself the challenge of becoming a good representative of a jewelry artist from my beloved Peru, to the rest of the world. I hope people are happy when they wear my designs, because that is my ultimate goal. I hope to achieve it by combining and contrasting the glow of silver with the gemstones' natural colors."