Empowered women, empower women.
Armenta stands for the empowerment of women, the gender that historically struggled to achieve economic, political and social equality.
Emily Armenta established an environment dedicated to creating and preserving the rich heritage of handcrafted jewelry. At the Armenta Atelier, an artisan curriculum was developed to bind Old World art and craftsmanship ensuring these techniques are passed down from generations. The skills that our artisans receive shine through in the beauty of our products and in our identity, using ethically sourced gemstones and metals. It is the beauty of things, of places, of people, of ideas and embracing differences that drives Emily's passion for creating jewelry with meaning. Through our jewelry, she believes that we have a voice and a platform to share our philosophy and dedication to being a positive force that empowers the condition of human life.
Emily and Lida created the Armenta Atelier in hopes of giving women from disadvantaged circumstances a better chance in life. Together they created a curriculum for the Life of Meaning program, hiring women based on passion rather than skillset, teaching Old World techniques, allowing each to blossom into incredible artisans that we are proud to work beside daily. Each piece of Armenta jewelry touches the hands of many artisans before it leaves out studio to be worn by you. The hands which have created the Armenta pieces belong to women whose life journeys have been full of struggle and passion, putting heart and soul into each and every piece, showcasing the pain and beauty of life.
"Each piece of jewelry that is handcrafted within our studio tells a story. And after hours and hours of work, there are moments when we know - not from our thoughts, but from the "duende that climbs inside... from the soles of our feet" - that what we are creating is magical." - Emily Armenta
When you wear Armenta, you are not only wearing a beautiful piece of jewelry, but making a positive local and global impact.
Much love from Texas,
The Armenta Team