SOUL ADORNMENT- For me jewelry is the external expression of beauty and harmony which ornament the body, giving character and personality to the person who identifies with the jewelry they've chosen. My aim is that each piece transmits authenticity and connects with the most sublime part of our nature. My work is artisanal, hand crafted and made of sterling silver, 18k gold, gemstones, pearls, kiln fired enamel and other materials.
I have always been fascinated by structures, spaces, nature and the essence of places and I realised at an early age that jewelry could be created to reflect almost all the forms that I could imagine with my own hands.
When I was 19 my sole focus was to travel, get to know exotic places and experience thrilling adventures. And this is when I started my trips first to Colombia and Brazil, and then China, Mongolia, Russia as well as other places in Europe. These trips became rites of passage to self knowledge, which led me to open my perspective of the world at both a human and spiritual level.
Architecture, sculpture, industrial design were all disciplines that I liked. However it was travelling and the fact that my parents are artisans -my father a silversmith, and my mother specialising in kiln glazed enamel works- that provided me with inspiration and direct contact with metals. All this created conditions that led me to the design and creation of jewelry as a way of life.
In 1993, at the age of 23 I initiated the family company Haro Bosch specialising in contemporary jewelry . In 2009, I started my own company Alex de Haro. My work is sold in Spain and has also been commercialized in Portugal, the US and Japan. I have participated in collective and individual contemporary jewelry exhibitions, of which the latest took place in Barcelos (Portugal, 2008) and Amber Art (Barcelona, 2011).
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