Before launching as a passionate jeweler in 2013, Ana Mateo was an athlete in the US and banker in Madrid. Her carpenter grandfather inspired her to design and work with the hands from an early age and this led her to study the creation of contemporary jewelry in Spain and Brazil. Ana creates unique handmade pieces with a rustic & delicate style. Part of the profits and even more of her time are devoted to humanitarian aid in Africa.
This is me, enjoying life at a friends wedding 🙂
I love this picture that my dad caught while I was working and my old room in Madrid.
This is one of the rings that my grandfather made, ever since I saw it, I was hooked to create my own jewelry!
My passion for making jewelry makes it easy for me to adapt in any circumstances, from a tiny small bench in my studio in Madrid, to having my dream bench in Brazil, thanks to the kindness of amazing friends!
This is a photo of my current bench in Madrid
This is me working while sitting on the floor in a super tiny studio that I rented in Madrid for 6 months (beginnings are never easy 🙂 ).
This is the dream bench I had while I lived in Brazil. A lot of inspiring collections came after many hours working on this bench. Some of those pieces even found a place to be shown at a contemporary jewelry in Sao Paulo.