@diosadelsol.to // Guatemala
An appreciation of art and culture, a desire to make a difference, and a mission to empower and connect women across the world are the driving forces behind our brand, Diosa del Sol. In June of 2016, Michelle D was traveling in Guatemala and met artisans making unique handcrafted pieces of jewelry that were being underappreciated and underrepresented. She decided to buy a small amount to share with friends and family in Canada and the response was extremely positive. Michelle D approached her best friend Michelle C and proposed they develop into an official company. Thus, Diosa del Sol was born.
We currently have six families in Guatemala manufacturing jewelry, with the majority being traditional Mayan beadwork that can take around eighteen hours for one piece. Diosa del Sol has been vending at music, art and yoga festivals around North America and Central America, and is in the process of developing an online store. We have dreams to include more artists from around the world under our brand and are fueled by the tangible impact to well-deserving people living in a much harsher reality. We are excited for the growth of Diosa del Sol and to continue seeing women and men light up with joy as they connect to their one-of-a-kind piece and give it a home.
Diosa del Sol is ethically traded jewelry that supports artisans in Guatemala in an effort to help share their art with the world. What makes us special is that our jewelry is handmade and one-of-a-kind. The beadwork is traditional Mayan methodology that has been passed down through generations and is considered a sacred art form. Our pieces evoke one’s divine beauty and creative self-expression with their unique colors and styles. Diosa del Sol means “Sun Goddess” in Spanish and that is what we hope our pieces make everyone feel Goddess-like. From our more delicate Jade Collection to our bold Goddess Collection, we strive to connect everyone to a unique piece that makes them shine!