COLLECTION Nº 5

“Confronted with this, I made a small trip back to the beginning of my career. To the moments in which I felt most stimulated, and was filled with an endless drive to begin my career in order to further strengthen my foundation, and better understand and discover the meaning behind what it is that I do. It is from this analysis of my past collections that breathes life into this new one.

It is dedicated to my son, Román. I have a box where I’m storing the original pieces of every collection, so that I may give them to him when he is older, in order to share with him just how important his role in this trip has been, without him having had any idea at all. In the end, this collection is just that; a small box made up of all of my past collections.”

Cristina Junquero

BACKGROUND

Her mother has owned a small jewelry shop in Chipiona, Cadiz since 1978, which was inherited from her grandfather. Her childhood was spent surrounded by the most traditional Andalusian jewelry. Being full of deeply religious symbolism, this was the spark that inspired her to create a new and rupturist proposal, full of humor.

PROCESS

All her pieces are handmade at her workshop in Barcelona. By working under local production, she can personally control each and every one of the phases in her process. She first models all the pieces in wax by hand, and melts them in 18kt gold, silver, or brass. When melting them in brass, she then bathes them in 18kt gold, the sacred metal, recovering the tradition of her roots.