Teresa Arana's Profile

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I’ve always had a powerful attraction and attachment to jewelry. As a young girl, I repeatedly explored the treasures in my grandmother’s jewelry box and I deeply cherished all the jewelry given to me. When I was about 10 years old, my mother gifted me a beautiful pair of silver earrings with mother of pearl inlay, I found them so beautiful that I decided then and there that jewelry would me my future. I took out my sketch book in an attempt to document all this beauty...it was a complete disaster. It only took 15 years for me to decide to give it another shot.

Eventually, I made my way into the architecture field. Structured creativeness fits my nature. I worked in my hometown of San Juan (Puerto Rico), New York City and Madrid. In 2008, a ring design I made for a design competition inspired me to give jewelry a second shot, a good one. I left Madrid, moved back to my hometown and enrolled in…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 31
  • Joined August 10, 2010

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14K Gold, Pearls

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About

I’ve always had a powerful attraction and attachment to jewelry. As a young girl, I repeatedly explored the treasures in my grandmother’s jewelry box and I deeply cherished all the jewelry given to me. When I was about 10 years old, my mother gifted me a beautiful pair of silver earrings with mother of pearl inlay, I found them so beautiful that I decided then and there that jewelry would me my future. I took out my sketch book in an attempt to document all this beauty...it was a complete disaster. It only took 15 years for me to decide to give it another shot.

Eventually, I made my way into the architecture field. Structured creativeness fits my nature. I worked in my hometown of San Juan (Puerto Rico), New York City and Madrid. In 2008, a ring design I made for a design competition inspired me to give jewelry a second shot, a good one. I left Madrid, moved back to my hometown and enrolled in metalsmithing courses. Since then, I have been developing ring designs that reflect the influence of both my native Caribbean land and my formation in architecture. I would describe my designs as a balance of tradition and technology, and strength and delicacy.

Currently, I'm back in New York City. I design, 3D print and finish my jewelry from my home studio in Queens. I still work full time in the architecture field, for now... I shall keep you posted.

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