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QUYNZA LOGO gold

The soul of the mountain

Maureen wearing Colombian emeralds on diamond earrings

Ethically sourced fine stones and gold exquisitely crafted

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Our story

Roberto and Orlando became associates over 30 years ago in the emerald trade business. They traveled together to Hong Kong, Thailand, and Dubai. Roberto, also known as El Gordo for his love of food and a good life, passed away 10 years ago. Orlando is still in the business of mining, cutting, and selling stones around the world.

We are Dorotea and Mauren, their daughters. We recently joined forces to build a jewelry business that is both sustainable and ethically sourced. Dorotea -Gen X- is a jewelry designer. Mauren is a millennial submerged in communications and marketing. Olga, Dorotea's mom, blessed them with a bag of Muzo, Cosquez, and Chivor emeralds.

About us

Olga lives in the mountains of Bogota surrounded by hummingbirds. Dorotea, Andres, her husband of 24 years, Jeronimo and Silvana, their children are currently living in Atlanta. Mauren´s parents, sisters, and brother live in different cities, such as Bogota, Miami, and New York. We own and manage an emerald cutting office, a jewels artisans hub and a mine located in the region of  Muzo.

Our name

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Quynza takes its name from the Muisca language, embodying the essence of the hummingbird. It hails from the very region where our family's prized emeralds are sourced. Our name and brand serve as a testament to the transmission of love, joy, thoughts, and dreams across individuals, regions, and even realms. This belief resonates deeply with indigenous communities across the Americas.

 

In Mayan legend, the gods created all things on Earth but forgot to designate a messenger between worlds. They had no more materials left, so they crafted a tiny arrow from jade, giving it life. This arrow transformed into the hummingbird, known as the x ts'unu'um. The gods tasked the hummingbird with carrying the thoughts of people from one world to another. In various cultures, seeing a hummingbird signifies receiving good wishes and messages from the spirits.

Our two lines of design

We decided to embrace our differences and create two very distinct lines of design Mauren, an elegant heritage signature line created in recycled gold, yellow or red tumbaga alloy. Colombian emerald mined from independant miners and cut by our lapidary experts in Bogota´s emerald district. Set by artisan jewelers in a modern style. Dorotea combined her expertise in jewelry with her love for people´s stories and the spiritual side of stones and metals. Many hands and magic come together to create these numbered collections. It may be crafted by an indigenous woman in the streets of Bogota, or the Amazon jungle or high up the mountain in a house surrounded by nature. They all come together in the hands of our expert jewelers.

Elegant, Heritage, Signature pieces

Bridal apparel 
rings + bands / hair ornamental / garter belt

Groom apparel 
upgradable rings for the perfect proposal /
cufflinks + accessories for the wedding day

Creative, play full, trendy

Handmade interchangeable stones boxes and different lengths of woven necklaces, bracelets or body accessories.

Adjustable brooches created by using materials from other industries

Semi-personalized hand made design

Our metals

Premium ethically sourced and recycled 14 and 18 karat yellow, white, and rose gold from our wholesales partners. 

Our handmade pieces have an indigenous alloy called Tumbaga. Many recipes are unique to an indigenous tribe in the Andes region. Some have been lost in time. We decided on the purest of recipes, combining 24 carats locally mined gold and copper in a 70% 30% proportion, giving us a bright yellow or red hue. We recycle gold for our customers that prefer white gold.

Our sources

emerald mines in the region of Chivor, Coscuez and Muzo

gold mine in the region Puerto Inírida, Guainía

ethically sourced wholesale companies from around the wold

we give back to the community
paying fair price and investing in ...

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Emerald mine in the Muzo region

Our partners in marketing and distribution are

The market

"The global jewelry market size was valued at USD 340.69 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030. Increasing disposable income and innovative jewelry designs offered by manufacturers are expected to drive product demand. Changing lifestyles and perceptions of jewelry as a status symbol are expected to boost growth. COVID-19 has had a positive effect on jewelry sales, with 30% of consumers in a recent poll reporting they purchased more jewelry during the pandemic, according to a study from the supplier group the Plumb Club. The survey entitled “The Plumb Club Industry & Market Insights 2021,” also noticed that 49% of consumers bought as much jewelry as they always did, while 21% purchased less."

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"Product Type Insights

In terms of value, the market is segmented into five categories, namely necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and others. Rings emerged as the largest segment in 2022, with a market share of 33.7%. This segment is likely to retain its pole position throughout the forecast period to claim a market share of 34.5% by 2030.

The rising sales of rings worldwide are principally driven by the increasing demand for wedding rings, coupled with the growing preference for corporate dressing. A key trend that has been gripping the market in recent years is the rising sale of rings within the male consumer segment. This can be attributed to improvements in men’s jewelry designs and rising fashion awareness among men around the world."

global jewelry market

"Material Insights

The market for gold jewelry held the largest market share as the material is the most popular metal used in the making of all sorts of jewelry across the world. The segment was valued at USD 185.83 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period to maintain its leading position during the forecast period.

Depending on the product type of alloy used, jewelry made with yellow, white, rose, and green gold is available in various designs and shapes. For instance, yellow gold is alloyed with silver, copper, and zinc. White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually nickel, silver, or palladium. Rose gold is a mixture of gold, copper, and silver, and green gold is a mixture of gold and silver, with traces of copper and other metals."

quynza jewelry market trends by region

"Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global jewelry industry is characterized by the presence of a number of well-established players such as Tiffany & Co., Pandora, Chow Tai Fook, and Louis Vuitton SE, in addition to several small players and mid-sized players such as Richemont, GRAFF, Signet Jewelers Limited, H. Stern, and Malabar Gold & Diamonds. The competition in the market is intense as some of the players are among the well-known manufacturers of jewelry items and accessories

Looking to enhance their consumer base, leading players in the industry are trying to increase their presence in Asia Pacific owing to the growing middle-class population with high disposable income. Asia presents over 50% of the global jewelry market and is expected to showcase high growth in the luxury jewelry segment in the coming years. These companies are primarily focusing on expansion and partnerships with established online retailers in the region to gain a competitive advantage."

Jewelry report scope

"Global Jewelry Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global diamond jewelry market report based on product, material, and region:"

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Team

Orlando Torres photo black and white

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Orlando Torres
"the father"
Adviser
30+ years in the emerald business 

 

Maureen Torres photo black and white

Mauren Torres
"the daughter"
Marketing

 

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Juan Peña photo black and white

Juan C. Peña
"the husband"
Photography + video

Dorotea Martinez photo black and white

Dorotea Martinez
"Roberto´s daughter"
Design
20+ years creating jewelry

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Andres Agudelo photo black and white

Andres Agudelo
"the husband"
Adviser
30+ years in  production, management and negotiation consulting

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