We are Melissa and Carmen Teresa and we love natural and high quality jewelry. Alma Amazona means "the soul of the Amazon" and the name says it all: we are committed to protect the environment and create fair working conditions.
Each piece of our jewelry is unique and handcrafted with love. The quality and durability of our jewelry is our top priority in the selection of materials, craftsmanship and jewelry design. Learn more about our quality and guarantee. The ingredients for our jewelry are:
- Recycled 925 silver from Colombia
- 24 carat gold plating from Colombia
- Raw crystals from Colombia, Brazil & Uruguay
We are committed to create eco-friendly products, protect nature and create fair working conditions. We believe that a sustainable economy is the only way forward and are working hard to :
- We create fair working conditions and a transparent supply chain.
- Our products and packaging are plastic-free and vegan.
- We use recycled 925 silver from Colombia.
- Our jewelry boxes are made of leftovers from the sugar cane industry.
- We use eco-friendly packaging and print materials.
- With each piece of jewelry, you earn Karma points to support our nature conservation projects in Colombia.
Who are we?
We are Carmen Teresa (in Colombia) and Melissa (in Germany) and believe in creating a sustainable collective that treats partners fairly, protects the environment and enchants the customers. We put great emphasis on the quality and durability of our jewelry and use raw crystals because they are unique and beautiful. We believe in collaboration and strong partnerships: We create our designs together, make decisions at eye level and build lasting relationships with our local partners, because success and sustainability are always a team effort!
Carmen Teresa worked as a supply chain manager in Colombia for many years and discovered her passion for making jewelry 5 years ago. She lives in Bogotá, is responsible for the supply chain and our partners in Colombia and she handcrafts the Alma Amazona jewelry together with our partner Jenny in Bogotá. Instagram: @carmentdelaossa_
Melissa has been working with sustainability for 6 years and is experienced working with startups, digital technology and business transformation. She lives in Berlin and is responsible for the online shop, communication and partnerships in Germany. Instagram: @sustainable.melissa
It all started when Melissa took a trip to Colombia in 2016 and met her future husband there - and his aunt Carmen Teresa. As their wedding gift, Carmen Teresa handcrafted beautiful wedding rings for them ❤
What are fair prices?
We try to balance fair payment for the labor as well as fair prices for the customers. But what is fair? We treat our partners with respect and have never pressed them for lower prices. To create more transparency, we believe in openly talking about true cost. Here is an example for an average piece of jewelry (120 €):
- 27 € = Personnel
- 25 € = Tools & Fees
- 22 € = Average commission for sales partners
- 15 € = Material & local partners
- 14 € = Taxes & Customs
- 10 € = Profit
- 5 € = Logistics & Packaging
- 2 € = Donations