Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

JEWELS FROM THE EARTH

November 21st, 2014
6 PM

Location
Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
901 Convention Center Blvd.
Suite 118

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present an exhibition of wrought silver jewelry by Mexican Designer Flora Maria entitled ‘€œJEWELS FROM THE EARTH.‘€ A presentation and designer talk will be held on November 21st at 6:00 PM.

Description of the exhibition: Jewels From The Earth

‘€œAmber is a fossil resin that aids in self-healing, absorbing and transforming energy.” ‘€œJoyas de la Tierra‘€ or ‘€œJewels from the Earth‘€ is the name I‘€™ve given to the line of jewelry handcrafted by our team of artisans; the culmination of each member‘€™s creativity and commitment as we work together, supporting each other‘€™s gift for imagining, drawing, designing and making wax models, casting and releasing silver from its molds, shaping and polishing amber and assembling all the parts to create pieces of jewelry that we feel reflect and represent us all. The collection is called ‘€œJoyas de la Tierra‘€ because we are passionate about our planet‘€™s treasures, from natural ecosystems to varied and ever-changing human cultures. We enjoy seeing that our handcrafted jewelry speaks of love for life in all its forms; evoking or recreating life‘€™s most precious moments. ‘€œJoyas de la Tierra‘€ is also so-called because the materials we use in crafting our jewelry – amber, natural gemstones and silver – are all indeed treasures from the earth. Our collection‘€™s most fundamental element is Chiapas amber, with its colors, warmth and light; the fascination as it merges its spirit to enliven a silver setting. We work as a team and starting from an image or concept, recreate our silver settings, combine them with selected gemstones, and let the amber itself tell us ‘€œjust where it wants to go‘€. For this reason we replicate models, though in limited quantities, as the sources of amber and various gemstones allow.

For more information please visit the website of the Mexican Consulate

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