Consuelo Campos

Throughout her career as a jeweler, Consuelo Campos’ work has been shaped by the influences of her past.  Born in Northern California’s Tulare County to parents from Jalisco, Mexico, she grew up in Southern California where she studied painting.  Forever in love with precious metals and stones, Consuelo traveled to Taxco, Mexico and began her training in jewelry making.

In Mexico, Consuelo encountered her first great artistic influence -- the Mayan pyramids and their glyphs and stone carvings.  To her, they where an expression of the divine brought down to mortal understanding.  She began to incorporate the graphic nature of the Mayan glyphs into her work, where they have remained a trademark. Another profound influence was Faberge, whose work she describes at “theatrical and lush” and whose sense of color and opulence is evidenced in her own work.  Her unique sense of color and the way in which she combines stones not only speaks to Faberge but also to her own continuing career as a fine art painter.

For years, she worked in the antique business and studied the intricate construction techniques of vintage pieces.  In so doing, she leaned the best assemblage techniques of gold, silver and stones.  She also worked as a trader of Southwestern art among the pueblos and reservations in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.  That Southwestern sensibility is echoed throughout her work today.

Consuelo Campos describes her own work as thoroughly modern with an Old World sensibility, and says her pieces have evolved from a Southwestern perspective through Taxco to pieces that look as though they’ve been pulled up from the wreck of Spanish galleon.

Clients describe her work as nothing less than transformative.  When they give themselves the gift of one of Consuelo Campos’ monumental pieces, it’s truly a right of passage, and they feel enriched every time they wear her jewelry.  The beauty and meaning of Consuelo’s work passes into the customer who feels beautiful for wearing it. Consuelo’s work has been published in several leading magazines including Elle Magazine and Sundance Magazine.  Her work is featured in galleries across the U.S. as well as in Paris and Mexico.

Sizing

Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:

Bracelets

Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size

5.5"

XX-Small

5.75"

Extra-Small

6"

Small

6.25"

Small-Medium

6.5"

Medium

6.75" - 7"

Medium-Large

7.25"

Large

7.5"

Extra-Large

7.75"

XX-Large

8"

XXX-Large

 

You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.

Buckles

Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.