In the search of new talents we have found really incredible people, dedicated to give higher quality to their work. Different designs, different types of jewelry, but always the same passion, the same love, and the same devotion in each piece of the goldsmith.
In this article, I will introduce you to Mauricio Domínguez from Alquimiart Joyas, a goldsmith specialized in the art of the filigree.
Determined to learn new things, our contestant traveled to several countries, met several cultures, different goldsmiths, and even new manual techniques of jewelry. After learned all that, he decided to learn the art of filigree and specialize in it.
With desire to return to his country and rediscover his roots and also receive more inspiration from his pure environment and with more than 15 years of experience and specialization of this millenary technique, Mauricio Domínguez ventures into the market with his beautiful designs pretending flood sales of jewelry with their creations giving Latin America and the world the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of them.
The filigree is an art with roots in the third millennium before Christ, a very special technique, since the goldsmith must be very precise in making fine threads with metal, be it gold or silver, to form a lace-like design, a challenge to take for any artist who wishes to learn it.
Surprisingly our contestant has taken this challenge and has become an expert in the management of this art with a portuguese style, which defines sinuous and elegant designs. In his workshop he focuses on using noble materials such as 980 silver and 22kt gold. The process in each work is 100% manual from the casting of the metal, the creation of each thread until the last phase of the realization of the jewel. The creations may or may not include stones, and when they are included in their majority are semi-precious-natural.
I created one by one my jewels with silver or gold filigree and natural gems, with unique designs. I love what I do and always look for the best jewel or design to satisfy my clients.”
– Mauricio Domínguez.
His workshop is located in the south of Chile, where the wild nature and the local natives “Mapuches” are a constant motivation and inspiration to promote and preserve the tradition of the goldsmith in South America.
From the beginning, I decided to call my workshop: Alquimiart, because I believe that alchemy is within every art.”
Alquimiart Joyas is characterized by its exclusive jewels in filigree, and wants to spread this wonderful art in Chile, where there are only a couple of goldsmiths that use this technique.
On his website, Alquimiart Joyas, he gives you a brief video tutorial about how to make filigree jewelry. It looks very interesting, and it is something captivating for those who love the details in jewelry. You can see how he clearly works in a meticulous and constant way in each of the pieces, to form a beautiful jewel that you can wear every day.
Also, if you feel identified with their designs, you can go to the website or follow the line on any of their social networks and admire each of his pieces and understand what they symbolize, and for sure there will be a story behind every work in the workshop. As lovers of jewelry, we know that behind every handmade piece there is that story inspired by the jeweler for his designs in particular.
Knowing what he saw, what he felt, understanding his emotions and making it a kind of “movie in our mind“, makes us transport ourselves to that place and we managed to capture the pure essence of that that radiates the jewel. Their beauty becomes more intense and each time we love it more.
The main focus of Mauricio is to give people of all ages a way to wear a jewel with modern design while still having that old and elegant touch.
One of the most striking features of this brand that barely emerged in 2015, is that each piece that is produced and sold there is unique! Different from each other.
Each piece is unique, especially if it has a stone, and even if it is only silver or gold, the model can be reproduced, but the “filling” will always be different.”
– Mauricio Domínguez.
We invite you to visit their page and their social networks for more information.
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