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! –
— ANONYMOUS
 

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, and 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 then created an original collection of charms - named "Angeles"   - culturally-inspired gold & silver talismans featuring my original illustrations, paired with inspirational words. Each charm is meant to commemorate special "momentitas de la vida". . . "little moments of life" - for gifting, collecting, sharing . . .  for generations to come!

                                                           – AQUILA    

 

Unique Style & Quality

Styles of adornment, including beautiful jewels, have always been an interest, so it's exciting to design 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 one-of-a-kind line of precious gemstone & fine metals jewelry.

I love the idea that each design can be as individual and unique as every one of my clients. I invite customers to search for the most perfect styles to enhance and accentuate their individual style and 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 collected handmade & original decorative arts for most of my life. Searching for those special, one-of-a-kind & sometimes antique elements to feature in my jewelry has inspired my creative process.

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 done a bit of travel to those very countries. During such trips, I felt an immediate connection to the people, the land and the lovely handmade things I collected on those travels. It was on my trip through Ireland, that inspired me so, I started the illustrations for my line of culturally-inspired 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!