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Author: Akiani

Unique pieces crafted by Colombian artisans

Unique Jewelry that tells stories and improves lives

Akiani promotes a small community of craftsmen located in Mompox-Colombia. They are skilled in the Mompox filigree technique, which is the art of making silver and gold threads to create unique jewelry. Colombian artisans have mastered the secrets and knowledge of this technique for more than 300 years. Yet, they have passed on their knowledge from generation to generation. 

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How COVID-19 has impacted Akiani Handmade Jewelry

After arriving in Canada in 2016, the idea of supporting the local artisan community in Mompox-Colombia encouraged us to create Akiani Handmade Jewelry. Mompox is a small town located in the north of Colombia that has a tradition, spanning well over 3 centuries, of creating fine pieces of gold and silver using the filigree technique. This technique’s uniqueness, increasingly in disuse, lies in the fact that the pieces are 100% handmade by master artisans; creating a single piece of jewelry can take up to eight hours.

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