Fermin Vilcapoma discusses talent, passion, determination, and the business savvy that can help a handmade jewelry designer achieve international success.
Vilcapoma's interesting handcrafted jewelry designs feature top grade silver from Peru and are embellished with a range of beautiful gemstones. Many of his handmade jewelry designs feature a distinctly Andean perspective, and they are bold and classic at the same time.
Born in Lima, Peru, Master Jeweler Fermin Vilcapoma traces his beginnings as a silversmith to age eleven, when, after school, he first began helping his father at the family's workshop.
"I attended school in the morning, but I was always daydreaming, creating new designs," Vilcapoma recalls... [continued