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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. 

The Mompox Filigree technique is full of history and tradition. It is possible thanks to the blend of different cultures: Italian, African, Spanish and native inhabitants. Also, the Arab influence. As a result, UNESCO declared Mompox filigree as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2019. Moreover, the traditions still preserved in the elaboration of this unique jewelry supported UNESCO’s decision.

On top of the uniqueness of the technique, the delicacy of this work helps elaborate personalized pieces. For instance, La Cumbiambera, The Acai Bracelets and The Graduation ring represent to what extent our creations could become unrepeatable.


La Cumbiambera: The Colombian Dancer

This Colombian Dancer expresses movement thanks to the three types of patterns used in its elaboration. Akianih created “La Cumbiambera” for the Quebec-based Colombian dance group Heritage Colombian. You can follow them on Facebook at @heritagecolombien. Get yours at https://akianihandmadejewelry.com/product/colourful-colombian-dancer-pendant/


The Açaí Bracelets

Besides, to convey clients’ stories, Akiani includes elements that enrich our creations. For instance, these bracelets mix ACAI seeds with silver filigree pendants. We created them for the Canadian Company Tenor films. You can get them at https://destidocs.com/catalogue/bracelet-avec-pendentif-dargent-poporo/

The Graduation Ring

Finally, we have a great partnership with L’UQO, La Fondation de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. This exclusive ring is a special edition for their graduates. We engrave each unique piece with the student’s name and year of graduation. If you are a graduate of the UQO, get yours at https://uqo.ca/diplomes/acheter-mon-bijou-diplomee

If you love unique jewelry, contact us. Tell us about your project, and we will transform it into a one-of-a-kind piece that tells your story. You will surprise your guests while supporting the Momposino Artisans. Besides, you will help them improve their quality of life.

65 Comments
  • Lina

    November 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    La Cumbiambera what a beautiful piece, I have never seen anything like it, it is a beautiful jewel, unique and with a high quality like everything Akiani sells, I know her exclusive jewels for 5 years, I have used them and they are simply perfect and beautiful!

  • Gloria Moreno

    November 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Bellísimas piezas y verdaderamente únicas!
    Tengo unos aretes divinos y muero por tener otra pieza!
    De Colombia para el mundo!

  • Paola Silva

    November 1, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I love the uniqueness of Akiani! 😍 Used for my self and to give as gifts.

  • Lyzet Garrido

    November 1, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    “La Cumbiambera” brings wonderful memories about carnaval de Barranquilla. This is perfect Christmas gift as all hand made pieces from Akiani

  • Paola

    November 1, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Adoro todas tus joyas, únicas, hechas con amor, llenas de arte y pasión.

  • Beto Cartagena

    November 1, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Hoy quiero enviar un gran abrazo gaitero a un ser maravilloso que nos brindó una gran hospitalidad en Canadá Marcela Martínez, su línea de joyas súper hermosas, donde se exalta la cultura colombiana, se las recomiendo a ritmo de cumbia, en todo momento será un hermoso detalle para compartir.

  • Lari Bond

    November 1, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Love the idea of local business support through FB community. I wish I could go there and meet those craftsmen. Awesome initiative! Bravo Akiani 💕💖

  • Gabriela Pérez Lafaurie

    November 1, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    La cumbiambera es bellísima, me encanta la de colores, pero las dos son hermosas.
    Las joyas de Akiani son lindas y las uso cada que puedo!!!

  • Dayani Castro

    November 1, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Muy bellas todas las joyas, son pequeñas obras de artes en su individualidad! Mis felicitaciones.

  • Marlon Cordoba

    November 1, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Me encantan estas joyas, son unicas y absolutamente bellisimas… felicitaciones

  • Milagro Porth

    November 1, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I have the privilege to have some pieces of jewelry from Akiani. Its exclusive and finest designs are unique in the Outaouais Region. The exquisite threads of silver in each piece, made by hand, reminds me always of the ancient art still preserved by generations of Colombian craftsmen, who, by creating each necklace, earring or ring, support their families and community. There are hours of mastery dedication behind each piece of jewelry. I encourage you to look at Akiani’s catalog, there is always something beautiful and affordable for any occasion.

  • Jorge Garrido

    November 1, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I was able to get one of those beautiful jewels for my daughter and I can say that they are amazing. Really remarkable and of excellent quality. I absolutely recommend it and the most surprising thing is that you can ask to make the design you want. It is wonderful!!!

  • Sandra Velasquez

    November 1, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Hermosas joyas! Únicas y llenas de historia y mucho talento. Felicitaciones!

  • Mayela Limongi

    November 1, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Is fascinating how delicated there are!! And more amazing the partnership with other culture, that make it more valuable.

  • Pablo Jose

    November 1, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Everything is very nice. I recommend it 🙌🏼👏🏼

  • Flora Pimentel

    November 1, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    The jewelry comes from this group of artists from Mompox is exquisite. I have a pair of earrings on Dragonfly design that are so beautiful. I am so proud of supporting Marcela’s business and the Colombian artists that made these amazing pieces of art.

  • Luz Stella Rodríguez Mesa

    November 1, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Hermosos y originales diseños con un transfondo social.

  • Alba Cabrera

    November 1, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Realmente son joyas únicas de un valor “incalculable”….
    Me encantan, es cómo que cada pieza cuenta una historia personal…
    Muchas gracias Akiani.

  • Daniel

    November 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    These pieces reflect the hard and beautiful work of a community that is full of history. Each piece reflects the love and passion that this social project represents. This is a wonderful art that deserves total support! Keep it up, Amazing job!!!

  • Daniela Velandia Martínez

    November 1, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    When buying Akiani, you’re buying more than a jewel, you’re buying history. You’re buying hundreds of hours of work from passionate people. It’s so much more than the piece, it’s the buying experience with incredible sellers, it’s the uniqueness of every piece. Also, every jewel is beautiful, you can’t decide on which one you prefer, you just want to buy it all! Congratulations Akiani! What an amazing business!!!

  • Alex gomez

    November 1, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I have bought Akiani jewelry a couples times.
    And impress my wife twice.
    With the quality, diversity and beautiful designs.
    Will for sure go agin soon. Beacuse there is always such a diverse choices and designs we have to keep and coming back.
    And what an amazing customer service.
    Abrazos.

  • Lina Maria Londoño

    November 1, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Ils sont vraiment un bijou unique, qui soutient une culture ancienne de notre pays, !

  • Marta B. Restrepo

    November 1, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    What a beautiful collection!! Akiani is always proud to offer us unique and beautiful pieces of art. I have been a client of Akiani for a long time. I love all the jewelry I’ve bought from Akiani as it always makes me feel/look beautiful and elegant. People always ask me where it is from, and I am always proud to say it is from Akiani.

  • Rodrigo Bonilla

    November 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Great design but the most important is to show in Canada our natives art and the other hand is like sell the pieces without intermediaries is like equitable product
    Beautiful art
    Congratulation Marcela to encourage our native community

  • SILVIA ALFARO

    November 1, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    This filigree technique is amazing, is incredible how only few families continue creating these amazing jewelry that has more than 300 years tradition. No surprise that UNESCO declared Mompox filigree as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2019. This new creation, “La Cumbiambera” is amazing. Congratulations and thank you Akiani and Marcela Martinez for promoting this unique art from Colombia. I am so happy I have some pieces from your collections.

  • Martha Sarmiento

    November 1, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Me encanta la creatividad y trabajo con el que estan elaboradas estas joyas. Son unicas piezas de joyeria que traen consigo una historia y son muestra de la cultura y trabajo orfebre de artesanos Colombianos. Un orgullo muy grande poder contar von tan preciosas piezas. Muy únicas. I love Akiani’s original elements. Each piece has its own story and the best is the very elaborate handmade work from handcrafters. Their pieces speak by themselves. Very proud to fine such a beautiful hand made jewelry.

  • Ivonne Rodriguez

    November 2, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Preciosa joya! Es para mí…Hermosísimo trabajo colombiano para el mundo. Todos debemos tener una joya de este estilo momposino.

  • Lina Maria Jimenez

    November 2, 2021 at 8:09 am

    I am very happy with the quality, fineness and authenticity of the jewelry made by Colombian artisans and made known to the world through Marcela and her company Akiani ! I proudly have more than one. Congratulations 👏

  • Alexander Porras

    November 2, 2021 at 8:49 am

    A beautiful, delicate, thoughtful, original work … beautifully represented our culture and of course the Colombian woman.
    Many congratulations and respects.

  • Roberto Arenas

    November 2, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Miy original y bello , bravo !!!!

  • Javier padilla martinez

    November 2, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Muy hermosas y unicas en.su diseño las joyas Marce Martinez , felicidades

  • Milena casas

    November 2, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Akiani es un ejemplo de emprendimiento y amor por lo que haces. Todas sus joyas son maravillosas y su directora Marcela Hace que tus ideas se hagan realidad! Es realmente un orgullo poder portar estas joyas únicas que muestran nuestra cultura donde quiera que vayamos. Gracias Akiani!

  • Danilo velasquez

    November 2, 2021 at 10:27 am

    The richness of the Colombian culture and Artisans represented in a unique, elegant and beautiful jewlery

  • Emma

    November 2, 2021 at 10:28 am

    De superbes bijoux et une technique exceptionnelle ! J’adore!

  • AMPARO ALSINA

    November 2, 2021 at 10:36 am

    La mejor manera de agradecer a ese ser maravilloso en tu vida, es con las mejores joyas del mundo, ellas a mano y gracias a nuestra hermosa empresaria Marcela Martinez las puedes tener a tu alcance.
    100% recomendadas

  • Gilda Pontbriand

    November 2, 2021 at 10:44 am

    I have known Akiani jewelry since it was launched many years ago and it always brings people surprises with amazing artistic pieces. This time, the Cumbia dancer presents a great tradition of Colombia as well as the mastery of Colombian craftsmen. What a great way to own a beautiful piece of art while helping people who dedicate themselves to preserve their traditions!

  • Jaime Baquero

    November 2, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Créativité et beauté qui racontent une histoire, Akiani Handmade Jewelry la richesse d’ailleurs ici!

  • Lizett Castillo

    November 2, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Son joyas hermosas, delicadas y unicas. Tengo varias y tambien las he ofrecido como regalo.
    Gracias a Akiani por acercarnos a nuestra tierra por medio de este arte hecho joyas.

  • Alejandra Calderón

    November 2, 2021 at 11:54 am

    AKIANI, hand made jewelry you are proud to wear!
    AKIANI, des bijoux fabriqués à la main, que je suis fière de porter.

  • Jimmy Valdes

    November 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Akiani Jewelry always supporting artisans and indigenous culture of Colombia. What a good project of this local company that also enriches Colombian art here in Canada.

  • Anett Liliana Pérez Angarita

    November 2, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    How proud I am that Colombian jewelry with pre-Columbian symbols is spreading a totally Colombian carving company …. thank you Marcela Martinez for such a beautiful wash

  • Adriana Maria Foronda

    November 2, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Las joyas de Akiani son hermosas, portarlas es honrar la labor de muchos artesanos y lucirlas hace honor a nuestros orígenes.
    Su calidad es excelente.
    Gracias Marcela Martínez por tu emprendimiento

  • Cindy munoz

    November 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Wow the pieces I got from Akiani are priceless, each one has his own beauty , I am so happy to own some of her collection, proudly wear as a priceless people heritage , you must have one , you won’t regret has the versatility and the elegance of a master piece

  • Yanet Rodriguez

    November 2, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Magnifique bijoux fait main ,unique. j ai adoré les details des pieces , tres elegantes et tres facile a Porter avec n importe quelles tenues.un tres beau et special cadeau a offrir!

  • Gipsy Ghosh

    November 2, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Beautifully handcrafted jewellery produced by craftsmen in Colombia.
    A symbol of rich cultural heritage from Colombian artists.
    We are thankful to Akiani jewellery and Marcela Martínez for supporting World Multicultural Festival and Multicultural Pageant.

  • César maldonado

    November 2, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Mil felicitaciones por llevar este arte colombiano a otras tierras!!!
    Trabajo de gran detalle y sobre todo de un gran valor cultural.

    Fue el perfecto detalle para mi esposa, mil gracias Akia & Marcela

  • Diana Radford

    November 2, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Stunning designs. I am very happy with the quality of all purchases I have made over the past 4 years.
    Excellent service, great selection and affordable prices.

  • Claudia Uribe Moncada

    November 2, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Akiani’s jewelry is absolutely elegant, beautiful and unique. It’s the perfect gift for someone you love. To recommend always.

  • Edurne Egana

    November 2, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful and unique pieces that last forever. Each piece has a story – a little piece of Colombian culture. It is always hard to decide wich one to buy but the best of all is the incredible service Marcela provides. Thank you Marcella for exposing us to the beauties of Colombia !

  • Pam Adamson

    November 2, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    I have several pieces and love each one! I get compliments every time I wear my pieces and I make sure I direct everyone to the website

  • Anamaria Guerra

    November 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Un diseño espectacular y una técnica única que hacen que me llene de orgullo colombiano al lucir la joya. Muy inspirador poder plasmar tu diseño en este tipo de joyas, gracias Akiani

  • Roxana Orue

    November 2, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    La filigrana es una artesanía delicada y elegante que da prestancia a quienes portan joyas preparadas con ese arte. No hay que hacer más que mirar las fotos que se presentan aquí para sentirse únicos. Las recomiendo sin la menor duda. Y como si esto fuera poco, estas joyas proviene de la América Latina, todo un orgullo para los latinoamericanos.

  • Juan-Luis

    November 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Bought a stunning bracelet for my wife and she loves it! In the piece one can feel the dedication and skill of the artisans and the love they put into each creation. Beautiful jewelry .

  • Eliana Figueroa

    November 2, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    This technique is amazing.
    UNESCO declared Mompox filigree as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2019.
    La Cumbiambera remember us our roots and traditions.

    Marcela Martinez thank you for bring the good quality in each piece or collections do you have and also for support many people to hard work in Colombia 🇨🇴 .

  • Gretcher B.

    November 3, 2021 at 6:55 am

    Akiani’s jewelry are little filigree masterpieces, they all tell a story and most important behind each story there is a manual and detail work made by a talented Colombian goldsmith that takes pride of this antique tradition. These jewelry are beautiful, unique and easy to wear.

  • Güden Giovanni

    November 3, 2021 at 9:56 am

    If you ever visit Akiani’s sucursal by the ByWard Market in Canada’s capital city, you will be amazed not only by the beauty of the city, but also by the unique jewelry that Akiani produces. The danger of getting one jewel from Akiani is that you might never stop buying more. You might become addicted to your friends and coworkers asking you where you found such distinct earrings. It happened to my wife… my wallet is not very happy about it. However, knowing how much Marcela supports hardworking artisans is heartwarming. Besides, Marcela is the most generous and warm person that I know.
    If I could rate Akiani’s jewels like I rate Amazon products, five stars would most definitely be deserved.

  • Ana Maria Cruz-Valderrama

    November 3, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Unique beautiful handmade silver jewelry elaborated using delicate filigree technique. Washout a doubt AKIANI offers fabulous jewelry pieces at affordable prices along with the excellent customer service. provided by the business owner Marcela Martinez.!

  • Claudia Salguero

    November 4, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Akiani sells hand made works of art. I have several pieces and I adore them.
    They are unique, beautiful and afordable.

  • Ladybeth Díaz

    November 5, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Me encanta el diseño, al igual que el amor y la historia qué hay detrás y que refleja cada una de las joyas!!!

  • Arash

    November 5, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Besides offering very unique products, coming from special sources and with unique materials designs, staff at Akiani also has a unique way of dealing and doing business. Staff and at Akiani offer exceptional products, while their service is elegant at the same time very friendly. We recommend their gift ideas because it will make decision making easy resulting having the buyer and receivers delighted! It is a great feeling!! Gracias!

  • Elizabeth Artes

    November 6, 2021 at 8:24 am

    What can I say … I love all the jewelry that I have from Akiani … beautiful works of art that I wear with pride knowing that they are handmade by Colombian artisans… best of all, gorgeous and affordable

  • Clara Ortiz

    November 6, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Akiani offre des bijoux de qualité exceptionnelle. Ce n’est pas un simple bijou en argent. Chaque bijou est unique en soi et raconte l’histoire d’un pays plein de couleurs et de passion.
    En achetant ces bijoux, vous contribuez au développement social et économique de toute une communauté qui protège ses traditions d’orfèvrerie: le filigrane.
    Bref, je vous invite à voyager dans le réalisme magique de Macondo en visitant Mompox à travers les bijoux en filigrane d’Akiani

  • Idalia Baltodano

    November 7, 2021 at 1:25 am

    The best handmade jewelry, I already have mine what are you waiting for ❤️

  • Carolina Valencia

    November 14, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Love my Akiani earrings and bracelet. Jewelry that tells a story 😍

  • NOHRA IBARGUEN

    November 16, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Me gusta mucho esta marca de joyas porque son creadas manualmente.
    Akiani ofrece una hermosa variedad de productos y cada uno tiene su historia que proviene de los artesanos que los fabrican.

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