Roots Collection

About the collection:

 

“The irony of dismantling an aged object in order to discover newness within was inspiration for this collection by taking traditional silhouettes and combining them with modern craftsmanship. Using brown, yellow, and white diamonds reminiscent of desert tones, and nugget prints resembling the character years of wear have left behind in the Mayan ruins that run through Central America. This collection embodies home and heritage for Marvin Douglas.” – Marvin Douglas


Laguna" Signet Ring
Based on the San Andreas Fault (first named Laguna de San Andreas), a horizontal tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and North American Plate. Visible in parts of California specifically in Palmdale, Ca. where I was raised.
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(El Rosario) Ring
Based on one of El Salvador's most famous churches (Iglesia El Rosario) known for its architecture.
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"Volcan" Ring
Based on a volcanic crater with interior symbolizing desert floor textures(finished product will contain white,brown,yellowish diamonds imitating desert tones). El Salvador is also located along a strip of land that goes from the Pacific coast of North America to the southernmost point of Chile that is called Ring of Fire. It is basically the union of two tectonic plates. Their constant collision over thousands of years is what has created and will keep creating volcanoes in the area.
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"Medio del desierto" pendant
Based on the image of a desert landscape with a bright sky. Also, the idea of taking apart something old to discover newness within. Name translates to "middle of the desert".
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"Amparo" earrings
Based on the symbolism of a shield, a talisman. Name translates to "protection".
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"Playón" pendant
Based on the character, years of wear have left behind on Mayan ruins that run through Central America.
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