When we received the beautiful necklace, my wife was thrilled with it. Aquila is a delight to deal with, shipped promptly, beautiful packaging, altogether excellent service. Thank you! –

The Idea

Designing my very own product line has forever been a dream –

I have been a designer for over thirty years, starting my career as an illustrator and graphic designer in the field of advertising in NYC. Since the 70's, I've been working as an art & creative director, adding interior design as a specialty . . . then a number of years ago, I started designing & creating my own line of vintage-inspired, one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry. Having always loved and collected gems and jewels, it seemed a natural transition as a designer to develop a 3-dimensional product line featuring the natural beauty of stones. I also developed an original collection of charms - named "Angeles".   These culturally-inspired gold & silver talismans feature my original illustrations, paired with inspirational words. Each charm is meant to commemorate special "momentitas de la vida". . . the "little moments of life" - perfect as a gift, to collect and share . . .  for generations to come!

                                                           – AQUILA    


Unique Style & Quality

Styles of adornment, including beautiful jewels, have always been a passion, so it's been exciting to create my own unique line of jewelry.

My first store in New Mexico featured various designer handmade goods, including gemstone jewelry. Selecting quality gemstone jewels to sell in my store is precisely what led me to develop my own unique line of precious gemstone & fine metals jewelry.

I love the idea that each design can be as individual and unique as every client. I invite customers to search for that perfect styles to enhance and accentuate their individual beauty. Whether it's a piece to be worn every day, or a one-of-a-kind creation meant for that special occasion, my jewelry seems to meld the opulence of an ancient time with a fresh, classic look . . . and then each design comes together as a delightful, unique creation.

The Beauty of Handmade

I've always had a fascination for handmade decorative arts. I love searching for those unusual & sometimes antique elements to feature in my jewelry.

An interest and admiration for great artisans, paired with a love of antiques and vintage decorative arts, makes me believe my heritage is intertwined with my love of beautifully handcrafted things. With grandparents from Lithuania, Ireland, and Italy, I've traveled to those very countries. And during such trips, I felt an immediate connection to the people, the land and the lovely handmade things I collected on those travels. On my trip through Ireland, I was so inspired, I started the illustrations for my Angeles talismans. I remember being so taken by the beauty of the landscapes, rich colors, strong symbols and textures of the Irish isle, I could hardly get my designs on paper fast enough!