Wayra means wind in kichwa. This symbol represents the power of the wind and the potential of new life. It aids in connecting our spirits to a good path.
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.