"Hi, my name is Gianluca and, though by birth I'm Swiss-Italian, I am Mexican at heart. Destiny brought me to Mexico in 1977 on a holiday, but I fell in love with the country and its people so I decided to stay. I live in the state of Michoacan and have two beautiful daughters. <br><br> "Having traveled extensively throughout Mexico, I've had the good fortune to meet talented artisans who have kindly taught me the secrets of their crafts. I now focus on silver jewelry - you could say it's become my passion! <br><br> "I work with the lost-wax technique, whereby molten silver is poured into molds allowing the wax to flow out. When the products are shaped, I finish them off by hand. My work mirrors the experiences I have gained throughout my life. It is enriched by a blend of my European roots and those of this beautiful Mexican land."