Samay means to rest or refers to one's breath in the kichwa language. The symbol imprinted on this piece is an old meditative sign for the Tolita peoples. It represents the inner qualities of serenity and peace needed by all humankind in order to be physically and spiritually balanced.
Width: 1 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.