About The Artist
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Cristina has lived a life of nature and beauty surrounded by the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout her life this has inspired her and the idea behind her designs that every piece of jewelry must have movement.
Her passion for art is a trait she inherited from her mother and grandmother. Creating art of all medias has been in her family for generations, but it was designing and making her own hand crafted jewelry where she found her calling.
She left her native land and family to obtain a BA in Fine Arts from Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. Cristina continued her education in jewelry design and fabrication by attending intensive workshops in various renowned jewelry schools throughout the United States.
In 2002 she moved to New York City where she began her career as a jewelry designer. She hand crafts all of her pieces - from design to finished product. The fabrication of each one is her own creation and no two pieces will ever be the same.
Her fine arts background is applied throughout her work giving it a sculptural and three dimensional sense. She combines a variety of metals, fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones to create unique wearable pieces of sculptural art.