joyarte jewelry couture by Priscilla Martinez
Recipient of the Rising Star Award presented by the Fashion Group International of San Antonio.
Luckily for jewelry aficionados, there isn’t anything complicated about joyarte jewelry couture. Although intricate in design, joyarte jewelry offers delicate, free-flowing necklaces, earrings and bracelets in styles evocative of ballet performances. Priscilla Martinez, joyarte couture designer and owner, relies on her experience as a ballet dancer and choreographer to incorporate rhythm and flow into her designs. As a result, each piece of jewelry is unique; light enough to move with each step yet substantial enough to keep the attention of onlookers.
The Encanto and Ambrosia Collections for spring 2011 are inspired by the art and architecture of Andalucia, fusing images of the lush gardens, the passionate song, and the vibrant dance of the Spanish region into the metal work and stone color choices.
The name joyarte is a blend of two words in Spanish: joya, meaning jewel, and arte meaning art. The j is pronounced like an h. Priscilla Martinez designs and creates jewelry starting with raw materials of precious metals and stones. Nothing is prefabricated and every piece is made by hand from start to finish, using jewelers hand tools, hence the word couture in the name. joyarte jewelry was founded in 2003 and is sold is fine stores and galleries across the country, including the Madison Art Collective at Baas Framing Studio, and from its website joyarte.com.