Hey there, it's me Seana, founder and designer of Amano Studio jewelry. Amano (by hand in Spanish), began after I earned a degree in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. It was my dream to use design as a tool of economic development in Mexican artisan communities. It was with youthful optimism and energy that I set out with $800 of seed money to change the world. I pursued that dream for 12 years, but with the birth of my son in 2006 I was not able to do all that traveling anymore. I had to reinvent.
With the help of my sister who had been making jewelry for years, I built a team of makers in Sonoma California. In partnership with other American craftspeople and manufacturers, we design and handcraft an ever-changing line of fashion jewelry that is high quality, affordable and made in the USA. I draw creative inspiration from the history of jewelry as an expression of material culture, the night sky and a Golden State of mind. Thank you to all of our customers who allow me and my team to live one more day in a beautiful place making beautiful things. This year we are celebrating 25 years in the market!! By the way, my son will graduate high school soon and I see international travel and adventure on the horizon! Stay tuned for the next chapter.