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Colombian Jewelry on the red carpet at the Oscars

Colombian Jewelry on the red carpet at the Oscars

The nomination of the Colombian film Embrace of the Serpent has not only opened a door to Colombian cinema but also opened what could become a tremendous window for the trade of the country’s jewels and crafts.

This was visualized by Brand Manager María Isabel Cerón, who found that the red carpet event that will be held this Sunday at the Dolby Theater, during the 88th Oscar Awards, where the film of Ciro Guerra is nominated, could be A good stage to exhibit high quality products made by artisans of Mompox and Cartagena.

This ceremony has been the traditional stage on which the magnificent designers of costumes and jewels present their most valuable collections. With this idea in mind, the manager of Marca País contacted the production company of Embrace of the Serpent, and,  Cristina Gallego, wife of Ciro Guerra, agreed to wear this exquisite jewelry of Mompox filigree at the Oscars Awards ceremony as well as a macramé handbag made by women incarcerated at the San Diego jail in Cartagena.

For the official, the idea of ​​uniting the world’s seventh art with the first nomination in history for a Colombian film offers “an opportunity for more Colombians to shine in this historic event for Colombia.”

According to Cerón Otoya, the jewelry includes “a set consisting of a necklace, earrings, a ring and a bracelet, inspired by the Amazon jungle, woven in filigree thread by the hands of the artisans of our Mompox region.” The jewels were made by Tierra de Mompox, a company created by Jossimar Acuña, a 29-year-old craftsman from Santa Cruz de Mompox, who four years ago, joined forces with four other former students of the Workshop School, which is in charge of rescuing crafts, to set up the company and produce pieces of great quality and design. The bag, for its part, was created by prison inmates of San Diego who are part of the Fundacion Puntadas de Libertad. The foundation mainly supports mothers who are heads of families and promotes both human rights and the integral development of women who have been deprived of their freedom. The inmates make handbags that are sold by the Foundation, and in this way, they obtain resources to support their families or to reduce their prison sentences.

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  • Joyce tatis

    November 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Amazing products ?

  • Joyce tatis

    November 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Amazing! I love it

  • Deisy Rojas

    November 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful earing and the best is that match with the ring and necklace. Can’t wait to have them!

  • Vilma Rocío Chacón

    November 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Belleza y elegancia dos combinaciones perfectas, obra y arte resultado de manos colombianas.?

  • Ana daza

    November 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I am so proud to be Colombian. Especially when you see people talking about the hard work of the craftsman, that create a unique price of Jewelry. In each piece is art, history and lifestyle of a culture. Thanks to all the Colombians that are show the beautiful country that is Colombia and all the magnificent talent that we have. Like the article said “that set of Jewelry is a representation of rain forest “ the jungle, the Amazon, the lunges of the earth.

  • Silvia Alfaro

    November 20, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    This is great!

    I love the sentence ““….an opportunity for more Colombians to shine”.

    This jewelry is unique and very beautiful.

  • giovanny Benavides

    November 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I love this craft, combination of elegance and details .. simply magnifique, de tout beauté !!!!

  • Liseth Rico

    November 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm


  • Debbie

    November 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Beautiful work. Thank you.

    • Akiani

      November 20, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Debbie. Thanks for participating in our Blog. The raffle will take place in our facebook page Akiani Handmade Jewelry. I will post a live video. I will send you the date. However, please try to give us a “like” to stay tuned.

  • Connie Sánchez

    November 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Me encanta tus creaciones son hermosas!

  • Catalina Ortiz

    November 20, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Ils sont magnifiques!! Je les adore! ???

  • Paola Ortiz

    November 20, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful! So proud to be Colombian

  • Luisa Fernanda Forero

    November 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Qué bonito ver que el trabajo de los artesanos de mi país es reconocido y admirado en otras partes del mundo.

  • Yaneth

    November 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Well, I cannot say that just one is enough! I have a few pieces from Akiani and each one of them is made with perfection!

  • Deyanira Barrera

    November 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Artisans who make magic with their hands…

  • Yoaira

    November 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I love, beauty, art and history.

  • Carmen Perez

    November 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Muy bonito y fino este trabajo de la filigrana de Santa Cruz de Mompot, verdaderas obras de arte hechas a manos , que más de una quisiera lucir por el exquisito gusto y diseño.

  • Sandra Robles C.

    November 20, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Amazing art and proudly Colombian! I love her designs. Congratulations!

  • Adriana H.Estévez

    November 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Is good to know more about my country and see how creative are the Colombian people, you are doing a nice job Marcela Martinez you represent very well our country.

  • Deyanira Carvajal

    November 21, 2017 at 7:24 am

    These are wonderful and unique pieces of art. Akiani is certainly the kind of Colombian ambassadors we want around the world! BTW… is the matching ring available for sale?

    • Akiani

      November 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Deyanira for yours comments. Yes, the ring is available.

  • Amparo Alsina

    November 21, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Belleza, talento, elegancia,amor todo esto en una joya Colombiana…maravilloso.gracias Marcela

  • Clara Mejia

    November 21, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Marcela tu representacion en Canada ha sido un exito. Muchas gracias por dar a conocer uno mas de nuestros tesoros Colombianos como es la joyeria Monposina. Tu trabajo es de admiracion. Muchas felicitaciones y adelante con todos tus proyectos.

  • Kelly

    November 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Felicitations Marcela, Lluvia de bendiciones en tu proyecto y me encantan tus joyas son hermosas.

    • Akiani

      November 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Gracias amigas. Tu como siempre fiel seguidora de Akiani.

  • Marta Santanilla

    November 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Maravilloso trabajo. Mostrando el tejido en una joya y el tejido social que se va restaurando. Tanta riqueza detrás de estas verdaderas piezas de arte dignas de ser admiradas a nivel mu dial. Amo el arte de la filigrana.!!!

    • Akiani

      November 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Gracias Martha por ese comentario tan bonito. Me alegra mucho que aprecies el arte de los maestros Momposinos. Estaras participando en la rifa esta bella joya. PUedes estar pendiente de nuestro video en vivo de nuestra pagina facebook Akiani Handmade Jewelry

  • Carmen Perez

    November 1, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Beautiful jewels! Unique and full of history and a lot of talent. Congratulations! I am lucky to have some of these masterpieces

  • Eva Comeau

    November 5, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. There should be more of this creativity and uniqueness and it’s wonderful to see it’s still out there. Thank you for sharing and Congratulations!

  • Ana Maria Cruz-Valderrama

    February 4, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I hope that those who read this post fall in love with Akini Mompox filigree jewelry as I have fallen. You do not need to wait for special occasions to pamper yourself or pamper loved ones with a unique and beautiful Akini jewelry pieces.

    Akini jewelry offers a great selection of pieces that are also pieces of Colombian art that tells the story of quality craftsmanship. In addition, when you buy jewelry from Akini, you are also supporting a social business enterprise that is supporting families that work day in and day out in keeping the art and tradition of working with tiny silver filigree threats, a unique technique that these days is quite difficult to achieve.

    I highly recommend Akini jewelry for the various reasons: a) product’s quality b) excellent customer service provided by the business owner Marcela Martinez and, c) contribution to make a difference in the lives of the craftsmen and their families.

    • Akiani

      February 16, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Thank you Ana Maria for your support. We really appreciate your interest in our jewelry 🙂

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