For Vanessa Arcila, to have known the mystique and the tradition that surrounds hanzi, the ancient art of oriental writing has been so significant and special that the universe surrounding these legendary characters served as a starting point for developing her jewelry line. That’s how TAO was born and since 2011 has structured a proposal that goes beyond traditional jewelry to recreate innovative designs, which become pieces that are true statements for those who wear them.
Tao is grounded by an exhaustive work of exploration in terms of materials and forms, whose objective has been to seal a strong stamp on the line; proof of this, is the inclusion of the emerald and the incalculable aesthetic possibilities that it offers in its original state. This gemstone has become one of the insignia of her designs, which together with exclusive pieces of bronze plated in 24-karat gold, give life to bracelets, rings, earrings, or shockers, which form jewels of interesting geometric shapes. These representative features have been decisive for highlighting the brand in Colombia and providing it, a promising international projection. The ingenious implementation that Vanessa has made of the emerald in innovative jewelry, earned her in 2014 the recognition of the National Emerald Federation of Colombia as ambassador of the Colombian emerald in the world. Her work is considered a pioneer, and it should be noted that 95% of the emeralds of Colombia are exported without design or added value, which makes a jewelry line like Tao, a proposal that transcends the traditional model and represents the potential of the emerald in pieces of modern jewelry, designed and made in Colombia.