Emilio Sotelo, a third generation silversmith, owner, designer and main silversmith at Emilio Sotelo Jewelry. 14 years ago, his innate passion for design, coupled with the skills learned from his father to transform raw silver into beautiful silver jewelry, encouraged him to open his own handmade jewelry business in San Francisco, CA.
The core material in all his designs and work is silver, mostly fine silver. "I have always been amazed by the shine and that particular color that this precious metal emanates. Growing up in Mexico with the sounds of silversmith's tools working raw silver taught me to respect and love this precious metal. One of the best experiences I had was constantly witnessing the magic of taking dreams and ideas from sketches on paper to beautiful silver creations that adorn the human body."
"My mother showed me the beauty of gemstones and natural semi-precious stones in many forms and colors. I now use some of these to enhance the distinct qualities of my creations. The influence of both my parents brought me to develop a distinctive style that combines silver, simplicity and a touch of modern design to create unique silver jewelry."
His jewelry designs are recognized for his signature flower and geometric collections, featuring clean and elegant lines. Emilio Sotelo Jewelry design's are contemporary yet unique with a timeless essence.
Customers can find his collections in multiple boutiques and jewelry stores both nationwide and worldwide.