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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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Gifts of Santos to the Buckingham Palace

When President Santos visited London, he presented these beautiful Mompox filigree pieces to the Queen and Duchess of Cambridge. It shows how significant this art is in Colombia. Now you have the opportunity to have jewelry like this, thanks to us. Ask for your custom designs.

 

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The Filigree of Mompox

mompoxSince the days of my childhood, I have always been enamored with Mompox, that quaint, picturesque little town where my paternal grandfather, a vallenato singer and an avid guitar enthusiast, was born. Through the internet, I would peruse photos of the town’s colorful colonial houses, which seemed like something out of a very old movie.READ MORE

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