Valeria Martinez has merged her interest in the history and tradition of use of cow horn since the Middle Ages with her passion for jewelry as an art form.
She learned this ancient craft in Argentina, her native home, and took silversmith classes in Alberta College of Art and Design. As a result her work has evolved beyond horn.
All raw horns used in her jewelry are sourced from renewable resources, it's recycling a 'waste' product from the meat industry and as a result preventing it from ending up in the landfill.
By using controlled organic raw materials she is supporting the environment and preserving a long tradition of native craftsmen, that for generations used natural materials in a friendly and harmoniously manner.
She likes to think of her work as a unique and organic piece of wearable art.
Valeria has been a full time jewelry artist for over 10 years.
She creates her pieces from her studio in the beautiful Highlands (Victoria-BC, Canada) surrounded by unlimited inspiration from nature.