Alvaro Sanchez was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied design, music and architecture. Since leaving Argentina he has lived in almost every country in Latin America until 1990 when he established residence on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. As a self-taught silversmith Alvaro has gathered influences, techniques and inspiration from the ancient and contemporary art of the many cultures he has been immersed in.
His artistic jewelry style has an urban Latin flavor. Using precious metals and natural gems, Alvaro creates beautiful, fine jewelry that is both stylish, unique and very comfortable to wear.