Jewelry is my self-expression tool. It is my way of communicating. It's where I can be free. My jewels are the result of a long creative process influenced by everything that surrounds me, from everyday life to personal experiences. A subway trip, a strange lighting coming through my window, other artists in New York... everything inspires me. Every collection is a new adventure, a completely new show. I enjoy breaking down concepts until they become minimalist pieces with a strong meaning. It is in my studio where I can express myself with my own voice. It is my favorite place. My playground. My corner of the world where I can break the rules.
I am also a violinist, a profession that I developed together with musical teaching. Previously, I dedicated myself to interdisciplinary shows production. I have always lived surrounded by art and artists. When I was little I was very creative. I enjoyed creating playdough cities in the lid of the bucket toys, discovering that a cereal box was much more than that. For me, art is a lifestyle and everything has the potential to be art.
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The Brand: ANH Jewelry
ANH Jewelry is a sustainable jewelry brand by Alba Navarro Hierro, created halfway between Barcelona and New York. The company was founded in 2016 in Brooklyn, where the artist has her studio. Alba is an independent designer. She personalizes every order on demand. All the pieces are handmade with recycled metals in the studio, from the beginning of the creation process to the packaging. Every jewel is delivered with an illustrated postcard made by an artist. The whole process is very personalized and hand-crafted.
She understands the brand as an interdisciplinary project where different arts are mixed. The collaboration with other artists and friends is an important part of the company.
ANH Jewelry is committed to improve the state of women and believes firmly in feminism, therefore purchasing one of ANH jewelry you are contributing to the United Nations Trust Fund to end violence against women.
Text: Diana Gener
Photo: Olga Antipina