Sol del Sur is the jewelry line by designer Soledad Proaño (feel free to call her ‘Sol”!).
Starting from an early age Soledad had an instinct for making things, which she put to good use as a teenager, when she hitchiked throughout Chile during summers selling beaded jewelry and leather goods that she made herself. After finishing her engineering studies, a course in color studies brought her back to this early passion for design and craft. Moving between the two for a while, it was relocating to the US that gave her a chance to take her passion more seriously. The line of jewelry Sol del Sur was started in 2009.
Soledad obtained a certificate in metalsmithing and took other design and art courses at Pasadena City College in California, before moving to Brooklyn, NY in the Summer of 2013. All her jewelry is made by hand in her studio in Bushwick.
Sol del Sur celebrates the richness to be found in the small details, combining textile techniques and materials with metal in fresh and unexpected ways.
Sol del Sur jewelry is available locally at independent and museum shops in the US, as well as worldwide through soldelsurshop.com and more recently, through Anthropologie.com.