FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS NOW, ARIOR HAS BEEN DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING SILVER AND GOLD JEWELLERY USING TECHNIQUES SUCH AS TORCH-FIRED ENAMELLING, COLOURING AND FUSING TOGETHER OF DIFFERENT METALS.
Among the different product lines we have at Arior, you can find a broad range of jewellery. Aside from earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and necklaces, you’ll also find many different types of crosses, medals, cufflinks, key rings and even thimbles.
All of them are made entirely at our workshop in Barcelona, from the creation of the model, the mould, smelting, including the application of colour, stone setting and the final finish.
In the course of our journey through the world of jewellery making, we have used different techniques, as well as researching and experimenting with new ones. But colour has remained the hallmark of Arior throughout the years. Considering the city where we’re found and the ties that the Figueras family has to modernism and the decorative arts, it’s only natural to find jewellery with a wide range of colours influenced by the Mediterranean and Gaudí’s art.
From the very beginning, we have used torch-fired enamelling on fine metals, reproducing Antoni Gaudí’s characteristic “trencadís” (mosaic) in rings, crosses and pendants.
After so many years, we create models with different styles of trencadís. We wanted to keep up with the times so we took things one step further. In 2003, we began researching different ways to enamel, such as adding fine sand to the enamel, thereby introducing glitter enamelling, the silver plating and vitreous enamelling, among others.
It is based on this knowledge that our desire to continue making progress culminated in what we named the Pigments Collection, which arose from the challenge of achieving the full integration of colour and texture. This was how a new product line based on shapes, textures and colours that we can recognise in nature and realised with practicality and elegance came about in 2009.
With this collection, the burst of colour achieves its ultimate expression, exploring new applications that continue to amaze with each new collection and definitely leave an impression.
For the design and realisation of the originals, we combine the artisan traditions we have learned with new technologies, which offer us new possibilities in design.
With a view to crossing new horizons, in 2007, we began experimenting with the handling and combination of different kinds of metals and finishes. And this is how the Fusió Collection came about. A play on structures and settings has been the source of inspiration for this collection of organic shapes, creating a world of architecture within jewellery making.
In this regard, the Fusió collection is based on designs where nothing is left to chance: each prototype has been carefully studied, measured down to the last millimetre, and corrected, if necessary, until it is absolutely perfect. And like the blueprints of an architect, it is realised in a small work of art.