XIMENA FERRE. THIS IS WHY
Never very good at following conventions, I built Ximena Ferre for those searching for something different because I believe jewellery should be unique and personal to its wearer, and also, made to last. Each piece is sustainably hand-constructed in my Auckland studio.
•|• 'As someone who enjoys discovering and supporting artists, and who values personalised, unique and beautiful objects, it has been truly rewarding to have a bespoke piece of jewellery handcrafted with a beautiful Greenstone (a precious "Taonga" in New Zealand), by Ximena Ferre. Not only is this necklace fully hand detailed, with character in every chain link, the design is one that can be worn casually during the weekend or for more special occasions. Versatile, special, and a one off piece that is all the more special for having known Ximena and seen her develop as an artist and creator of beautiful things over many years.'
~Rachael Regan Paterson - global traveller, explorer of fine things!
•|• 'I bought a couple of pairs of earrings from Ximena. They were thoughtfully crafted, unique and well-made. I’m not one for mass produced jewellery - and as I’m not a millionaire either...don’t own a lot of jewellery! What I do own are pieces that I’ve been fortunate enough to have been gifted, or acquired during my travels- mostly handmade, or pieces made by local artisans. Ximena is a talented creative, and takes an immense amount of pride in her work - in each and every single piece she crafts. We have many talented jewellers in NZ, and Ximena is certainly one of them!'
~Sam Raj Kumar
•|• 'I am a big fan of your work Ximena. Your jewellery is edgy, raw, unique and just beautiful. I get so many comments when I wear any of your pieces'