I have been making jewellery for over 12 years now, for me it is an escape from the real world. The first time I soldered with a blow torch I realised I had opened up a world of endless possibilities within a creative outlet. Jewellery is the perfect place for me as it is situated somewhere between fashion, art and craftsmanship. I feel that my pieces are timeless, as I am oblivious to trends. I try to design for the person who I believe to be my customer, she likes jewellery that has an organic sensibility and my pieces have a certain femininity that speak to a woman’s desire to feel beautiful. I try to combine unusual organic shapes with beautiful colours to create striking pieces.

My design process stems from my interest in art, nature and the human form. I also have a strong attachment to my native South American culture, it is mostly the laid back way of life and the strength of the Latino women that I find inspiring. I tend to start exploring an idea, which is usually triggered by a beautiful coloured gem, and as the idea develops the more inspired I become, it is as if work evolves from work. All my pieces are designed and made by me in my home studio in South West London or in Hatton Garden.

I started my training in Houston, Texas at the Fleury Gallery, then undertook short courses at Central St. Martins in London and at The Hopton School of Jewellery and I continue to study under the mentorship of the Master Jeweller Alexandra Huerga at The Central School of Jewellery in Hatton Garden, London.

As well as my collections, I offer a bespoke jewellery design service. Whether you are looking for a unique pieces of handmade jewellery or to redesign an existing piece. So please feel free to contact me if you have a particular project in mind.

I am always happy to hear from prospective clients and will gladly have an informal chat about your ideas or requirements, so do feel free to contact me if you have a project in mind.

Militza Ortiz