My vision as a designer has always been directed to Iberian scenery made familiar to me through the voices of poets. Chief among them are Federico Garcia Lorca and Antonio Machado. From Lorca, I dreamed of jewelry animated by duende. And from Machado, I awakened to a vision of jewelry as a galeria, a passageway, which connects the past to the present. My primary collections pay tribute to these men whose poetry is like a looking glass into the themes that inspire my designs and artistic obsessions. Emily Armenta
Our Midnight Collection summons the nocturnal power of duende, which Spanish poet and playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca, says cannot be explained but only felt. By losing oneself in the throes of some passion, the force of duende releases our deepest, most inexplicable desires.