AGUAMARGA is founded in 2021 and it is a brand of slow handcrafted jewelry based in Barcelona-Lisboa.
The brand gets its name from the memory of the founder's first trip; a getaway with her family to a fishing village in Andalusia, Agua Amarga.
The pieces embody the relationship of the human being with nature and the importance of some affective bonds. They oppose mass production and instead promote the beauty of ancient craft and focus on it's longevity.
All the jewels of the brand are designed and made by us, and are the result of a process of experimentation and research. Each piece spends an average of four hours in our hands and we are eternally grateful to all of you who show us your support and love in this adventure.
Thank you for being part of this story!
All our pieces are carefully
handmade in our workshop in Barcelona/Lisboa.
Each piece goes through eight different processes and spends an average of four hours in our hands before arriving at its new home.
MADE TO ORDER
In order to reduce our environmental impact, the majority of our jewels are made to order.
We carry out small production runs of some pieces trying to avoid surplus stock.
All gold plating or gold pieces are on request.
RECYCLE AND REDUCE MATERIALS
All materials used during the drafting process and final production are recycled - wax and metal.
The leftovers are reused for the creation of new pieces.
The new tools acquired in the workshop are second-hand in order to contribute to the circular economy and ensure a more sustainable world.
Our suppliers of tools, metal and gold baths are local and nearby - they are located less than 10km away from our studio.
We only work with trusted partners who share our vision and commitment.
Our jewels add an easy touch of sparkle that can be worn no matter the occasion.
They are designed to embrace the body and feel empowered!
No two pieces are alike.
Each new jewel we make is an invitation to creation; we imbue our devotion and care into it, and through the process, we ensure that each piece is unique (each one needs its own understanding and sculpting).
Anna is the founder of Aguamarga and she is a Barcelona-based jeweler.
She initiated her silversmithing studies in 2020 at the Escola Massana in
Barcelona, and later in 2021 she takes several specialization courses in
different schools and workshops in Barcelona, where she trained under the watchful eye of Judy McCaig. At the same time, she learns in a self-taught way.
She works with metal focusing her attention on sustainability and craft.
She observes the environment that surrounds her and transforms it into small wearable sculptures worked through traditional techniques.
Anna's photographs are very important to the understanding of her work. They are a sort of statement of her emotional and referential universe.
Her brand is of constant evolution, in hopes of creating unique pieces that
celebrate the marks of the maker.
2021. INLET, Taller Perill, Barcelona. Collective.
Presentation of seven conceptual and unique pieces worked from the rivet technique.
To make jewelry is an adventure to me, every new piece is a new beginning.