Thank you for coming to the Armenta Trunk Show & Summer Soiree!July 1st, 2014
On Thursday, June 19, we hosted a trunk show spotlighting designer Emily Armenta and her amazing handcrafted jewelry line, Armenta. Everyone that came to the show was warmly welcomed with a glass of champagne and a little something to nibble on. The ladies (and gents) chattered about the show and journeyed around the store, admiring many creative displays of tempting treasures.
Armenta and her team of two hundred handpicked employees, hired for their talent and passion for life, create her jewelry at her studio in Houston, Texas. Her designs are bold and full of intricate details, some bearing gothic and religious overtones. Her brand is distinctive and ornate. Some pieces are elaborate and colorful, while others have a quieter message but still possess the distinctive look of her artistry. Her vision as a designer evolved from an Iberian scenery. As explained on her website, “Many of the pieces are inspired by famous works of art found throughout Spain, such as poetry, paintings, architecture, and sculptures. Certain pieces are physical representations of images found in works of art, which is to pay homage to the artist’s message of inspiration.” Her dedication and talent are apparent in her designs in a big way.
Armenta recently created a line of necklace pendants out of old Spanish coins, each with a history of its own, making each piece one-of-a-kind. Some were on display during the trunk show, along with Armenta’s exquisite signature rings, including a boulder opal ring with free-form black sterling silver and 18k yellow gold. The free form black sterling silver crosses over and around a dazzling large opal and is adorned with diamonds and blue sapphires. The top and bottom of the ring carry a vintage-style design that is found throughout much of Armenta’s work. It is just one of her fabulous pieces you can find here at Destin Jewelers!
The craftsmanship of this line is all done by hand. There are no machines used in the process, and Armenta is committed to never outsourcing her work. The story behind the men and women who work at her studio is one of inspiration and they embody the American Dream. Many of them have had an underprivileged life, and were given the opportunity to work with Armenta when she saw that they had untapped potential. They work very hard for her because they believe in the vision of her brand, and all have become exceptional artisans.
We loved everything that was displayed by Armenta and so did everyone who came to the trunk show, as several left happy and proud of their new Armenta pieces! This unique brand is always available at Destin Jewelers, and pieces can also be ordered here if we do not have it in-store. You may also have a personalized creation if you see a piece you love but prefer a different stone, metal, etc. The Armenta collections included in the trunk show were Old World, New World, Sueno Yellow Gold, Bolsavita (handbags), and Romero Men.
Thank you to all who came out to the trunk show and Summer Soiree to see friendly faces and fabulous finds. Come see us again soon!
See more photos from the event in our Facebook Album!