My reason why
I have been making jewellery for over 16 years now, for me it is an escape from the real world. The first time I soldered with a blow torch I realised I had opened up a world of endless possibilities within a creative outlet. Jewellery is the perfect place for me as it is situated somewhere between fashion, art and craftsmanship. After many years in the corporate world, I realised I wanted to create something that would be treasured for its fine craftsmanship and timeless unique style - unique and beautiful jewellery that would last forever, a future heirloom - so in 2003 Militza Ortiz Jewellery was born.
I design and create each piece of handcrafted jewellery, giving attention to every little detail, and offering personal, one of a kind jewellery services from my studio in south west London
“It is behind the scenes working away, creating deeply personal jewellery, that I am happiest. Jewellery has always provided a talismanic purpose but some of my pieces contain something truly private, an intimate possession and a riddle for the admirer”
Looking at my work you can see I have a strong attachment to my roots. Growing up with the Caribbean as my playground and all the wonders of the natural world that surround me. I am fascinated by the minute intricacies of the underwater world, those that draw your eye in and let you lose yourself in them.
I love being able to work in such rigid, yet noble materials like gold and silver to create organic forms. To be able to include precious stones and let them take me on a creative journey of how they should be presented to the world. I believe that the stones should be allowed to speak for themselves, as they are inspiration sources of their own.
I am constantly humbled and rewarded by the thought of each piece of individual jewellery going on to tell its own story, becoming so loved and treasured by the person wearing it.