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Buenos Aires, Argentina. --December 17th, 2009-- Encouraged by a local entrepreneur, a group of renowned Argentine jewelry designers join together to launch the first online store specialized in Latin American contemporary jewelry, enabling jewelry lovers from all over the world gain access to the work of Latin American contemporary jewelers at www.contemporaryjewelrystore.com.
“The idea is to provide a state-of-the-art e-commerce platform that will allow Latin American contemporary jewelry designers reach a global audience. From now on, people from all over the world will be able to get to know what designers are up to here down South, and eventually purchase and be shipped some of their work”, said Diego Karas, founder of the website. “We realized that there were many online galleries and blogs devoted to the Latin American jewelry scene, but none of them offered the truly e-commerce experience U.S. and European consumers are used to. Those days are over. Now they can get all these items delivered to their homes with just one click.”
Since 2000, Buenos Aires has become one of the main destinations for global tourism, and foreign visitors have always included local jewelry among the items that struck them the most. “Trying to buy any Latin handcrafts from abroad used to be an ordeal. Language difference, shipment regulations, international taxes, and payment performance were some of the hindrances to be avoided during an almost never-ending process which made it impossible not only for individuals but also for American and European jewelry stores to get hold of the products. www.contemporaryjewelrystore.com has put an end to all those issues”, Karas says.
Simplicity and sobriety are the guiding principles of this website. From the design to the transactional process, everything has been designed with the explicit intention of making things easier for visitors. The catalog displays the products filtered not only by broad categories such as bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings, but also sorted by more precise criteria such as color, price range, and even by the materials they are made of. The system boasts a one page check-out system that makes for a smoother purchasing process. Products can be acquired both retail and wholesale by using all traditional credit cards and Paypal.
Visitors can find a wide variety of contemporary jewels that range from art rings inspired in painting by Miro and Kandinsky to a tribal necklace made of silver and brass, including more audacious pieces such as a woman fabric headdress or a rubber jewelry set. The list of designers includes some of the most renowned jewelry authors who have been locally and internationally awarded in recent times.
“We are having a great feedback from customers and colleagues from all over the world, we are very proud of what we have achieved so far”, said Karas. “Our vision is to become the reference website on Latin American contemporary jewelry art at a global level, while helping the local design industry consolidate itself by creating synergies”.
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