“It is then in their talented hands that Aroz jewels take shape, from polishing to the finished piece sometimes even creating the machine needed to make our creations.”
Before creating our own jewellery, our e-shop was full of brands, gleaned from here and there, from small designers. A lot of favourites filled our drawers, without enabling our growing desire to put the craftsmanship in the spotlight. Some of them claimed to be “Made in France” or “Made in Italy” without really convincing us that they had more than their name linked to Europe. Our need for transparency regarding the manufacture of those jewels quickly took over. In February 2017, our ethical values awoke our desire to create, the best solution to ensure to our customers every step of their manufacturing.
Portugal is known for the quality of its craftsmanship. And it is during a trip to Porto that our desires will meet Carla. Carla, is our rare pearl, our angel fallen from heaven. She has been working for years for this small workshop created in 1976 in Porto and today, she leads around forty craftsmen and women, each one of them more meticulous than the other.
After several conversations with her and a few meetings, we fell in love with each other. We quickly realised that not only she could translate our firsts unsure sketches, we also shared the same values regarding ethics and production. Whether by chance or by fate, working with this workshop seemed like the obvious choice. It is then in their talented hands that Aroz jewels take shape, from polishing to the finished piece sometimes even creating the machine needed to make our creations.
Since then, Carla and her team have accompanied us on each capsule and every collection. Based on our inspirations, we imagine the themes of the next capsules, we develop our sketches and establish, with them, a calendar. Carla then, passes this onto her team. We receive the first prototypes which will be validated or modified, and which will give birth to all the little nuggets that make our/your drawers shine.
Cordoba, July 2019
With our collections growing month after month we wanted, in addition to our vermeil jewellery, to develop a more precious part to our drawers by creating a mini gold capsule. Throughout our travels, we stopped near Cordoba, and found a small workshop, where Gema and her team allowed us to discover their delicate and refined work, all handmade, in 18k gold.
The One Eight collection was born. Since then, other gold elements have been added, some in 18k gold from Cordoba, others in 19k gold from Porto. You will find the detailed composition of each piece, directly in our product sheets.