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Announcement    I am an Artisan who enjoys transforming ideas into pieces of art wether it's carving a wooden walking stick or designing a new piece of jewelry. I spend many hours every day in my studio creating useful accessories from scratch and I am very passionate about it. My goal is to leave evidence of my work for future generations to appreciate.

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Last updated on Jul 26, 2021

I am an Artisan who enjoys transforming ideas into pieces of art wether it's carving a wooden walking stick or designing a new piece of jewelry. I spend many hours every day in my studio creating useful accessories from scratch and I am very passionate about it. My goal is to leave evidence of my work for future generations to appreciate.

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Royal Precious Metals by Patricio Alfaro

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Royal Precious Metals by Patricio Alfaro

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About EphemeralLegacy

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Why "Ephemeral Legacy"?

Each of my high-quality Ephemeral Legacy original designs is made using the ancient “Cire Perdue,” or “Lost Wax” method. This tradition preserves the artisan’s individual touch on every piece. I begin by hand-carving into wax, then transform the wax through several steps into a prototype, or Master, from which your order is made. The wax is ephemeral, but the jewelry piece can be made again and again, one at a time. I strive to make works of art that you will be proud to pass on to future generations. Since each piece is unique, (not mass produced in a manufacturing process), your piece may have slight variations from the photograph shown.

Special thanks to Luis Portillo.
In January 1984 I was Asked by my father if i wanted to learn how to make jewelry, as his long time friend Luis Portillo kindly offered to teach me, I was 14 years old at the time.
It has been 34 years since I started learning this art, and I recall how fascinating the whole process seemed to me from start to end. This early encounter with this ancient technique of metal-work has led me to a life of creativity.
Born and raised in El Salvador through the late 70's, and the 80’s were tough. Due to my family's economic circumstances in the midst of political turmoil, I was forced to do multiple jobs at a very young age. Whether it was picking coffee beans when I was just a kid, helping look up my family’s chicken farm or cooking food at a local restaurant, etc. working with precious metals has always been my passion.
Forced to leave my country due to the same political situation, my future seemed very uncertain. In 1990, driven by my dreams of a better future I moved to the United States.
I was given the opportunity to cover a polisher position for two weeks at a jewelry shop in Torrance, CA. As a result of my good working habits and previous knowledge, I ended up working there for four years accumulating more experience. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to create and design for major brand names and work as a collaborator designer with others, such as Stanley Guess, Marshall Stanton and Royal Order.etc
The whole process of creating from scratch or transforming an idea into a piece of jewelry is a very pleasant feeling. I spend many hours in my studio, I can proudly say that I love what I do!

Shop members

  • Patricio Alfaro

    Owner, Designer

    Married since 1994. Father of three wonderful kids. My philosophy is very simple: Working honestly, living humbly, and most importantly teaching decent morals, strong values and good working habits to my children.

  • Estela Alfaro

    Wife And Assistant

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  • Estela alfaro

    Glendale, CA

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2020
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About Refunds and Exchanges

Please contact us within 7 days of receiving the item, and we will issue you a refund once we have received the returned item.
We must receive the item in the original packaging and the item must be in the condition it was shipped in. If the item has been worn or used we will charge a restocking fee of 20%. Please contact us before you return the item so we can give you instructions on where to ship.
Shipping costs are not refundable and return shipping for exchanges or repairs will be at the cost of the customer.
Any repairs or resizing, etc done by a jeweler other than Ephemeral Legacy voids this guarantee.

NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES on customized or persolized order.