Why We Do What We Do

Positive change


Our packaging is sustainable & responsible - we incorporate a variety of unique materials, including seed paper, cactus leather, organic loose leaf tea, eco-friendly adhesives, & biodegradable materials. The future is in our hands. Let's initiate change together by embracing the importance of sustainability.


Emily Armenta established an environment dedicated to creating hand-crafted artisanal accessories that redefine casual luxury as an integral part of the everyday wardrobe. The aesthetic is derived from the juxtaposition of evocative materials that create a distinctive style while maintaining a focus on social and environmental responsibility. We are proud to be a woman-owned and operated company, made up of a diverse group of women hired on passion rather than skillset. This year we are celebrating 20 years of creating meaningful art while also helping women lead meaningful lives.


Armenta stands for the empowerment of women, the gender that has historically struggled to achieve economic, political, and social equality. The hands which have created Armenta pieces belong to people whose life journeys have been full of struggle and passion. We developed a school for women that come from disadvantaged circumstances, to educate and empower future generations of artisans. Our mission to be socially responsible extends farther than the walls of our company. We partner with vendors across the globe that share our dedication to empower and educate.


Emily hired Lida has her first employee, taught her everything she knew about jewelry making, and Lida is now one of the most skilled artisans she knows. Today, Lida is President of Production, leading a team of passionate female artisans. The story of how fortune brought them together speaks volumes about the company's values. It also defines Emily's original dream for Armenta; bold against all odds, confident in recognizing unseen talent, and faithful in preserving the art of old-world craftsmanship. Our jewelry is a bi-product of the magic taking place in our Atelier.



"One of my goals as a jewelry designer is to help consumers think about and act on the social, environmental, and economic impact of their jewelry choices - it takes quite an effort to ensure these materials are ethically & sustainably sourced. I not only choose the materials for our pieces based on my inspiration, but I choose based on our commitment to empower, educate, and be socially responsible. When you wear Armenta, you are not just wearing a beautiful piece of jewelry, but making a positive local and global impact." -Emily Armenta