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Machakuy Studs
Machakuy Studs

Machakuy Studs

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These earrings shows the sun at the centre as a life giving force. People are gathered above and below it, recieving its rays. The earth and water are represented by spirals and lines on either side of the sun. The earrings in of itself symbolizes unity.

 Tolita 200BC-700AD


950 Silver


Width: 1.5cm


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.