The design behind these earrings were inspired by coastal mangrove habitats that hold many hidden gems. The plants in wampy rivers are integral to cleansing sweet waters which house many varieties of fish and mussels, which are part of the every day diet of small communities.
Length (incl. hook): 4cm
Width: 2 cm
Through ARIU Art Jewelry Studio. Byron Ushiña highlights Ecuador’s rich culture and identity. Byron proudly showcases his indigenous roots (Imbaya and Kitu Kara) through his artwork. He studied accountancy but his profession and passion is that of jewelry designer and creator of magical sculptures and accessories.
He has won several jewellery competitions. He is also the creator of the ‘Ancestral Jewelry’ concept in collaboration with Ecuador’s Central Bank museum. His works showcase elegance and manual skill and he defines himself as passionate about all cultural expression around art and architecture.