From the Amazon to the world: the unique creations of Lorena Pestana

In Mexico City, People, Play by Regina García

The jewelry designer and founder of her eponymous brand Lorena Pestana, takes her roots and connection with the ancient cultures of her homeland to create unique pieces that work in the modern world. Every piece that Lorena designs has a unique story behind, her most recent collection called CAO, SEÑORA MOCHE was presented in LAGO. We had a chat with Lorena to get to know more about how she combines nature and her Peruvian heritage to create jewelry pieces that are timeless and unique.

Name: Lorena Pestana 

Instagram: @lorenapestanajoyeria


Title: Founder and Designer of Lorena Pestana Joyería & Naturaleza

City you live in: Lima, Peru.

Most recent city visited: CDMX

A typical day in my life includes… Getting into the sea

I was born in: Lima, Peru.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… An archaeologist

My first job was… selling wood and lighting fireplaces

My favorite thing about traveling is… being around nature

I’m currently listening to…  David Bowie and Mac Miller

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…  alone in silence

One thing I cannot travel without… A swimsuit

I’m inspired by… The science of nature, in all its forms.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… No war

The perfect day would be… At the beach

My favorite place I’ve visited… Museo de Antropología in CDMX

My life… the love of my children and my work

I’m currently working on… an organic material that lasts long for jewelry

What was your first contact with jewelry? In the Amazon River, in the north of Peru with an ethnic group called Awajun.

What was the main inspiration behind the name CAO, SEÑORA MOCHE your latest collection?
Is about an important pre-Hispanic priestess of the Mochica culture, she was found in the Huaca Cao near the sea.

What makes Lorena Pestana Jewelry stand out from other jewelry brands? My inspiration comes from the magical universe of the Amazon and the legacy of the ancient Peruvians, in contrast with the antique and modern technology I use to make them.

What is your favorite stone and metal to work with? I love bronze and emeralds.

How do you express your Peruvian roots in your designs? I have studied a lot of our pre-Hispanic civilizations and the heritage of ancient technics.

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