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THE JEWEL

OF COMPOSTELA

THE ASSOCIATION

Compostelan silversmithing: a history that is still alive.

The master silversmiths of Compostela, proud heirs of the ancient silversmith and jet worker guilds, have carefully safeguarded manual techniques and traditions for centuries.

Today, together with the shop owners of downtown Santiago, they are the keepers of a cultural, artistic, and historical heritage of unparalleled value.

In 1983, the Ourives de Compostela Association was born to preserve and breathe life into age-old trades, reviving the industry and rekindling an interest in a unique form of art that has been present at the heart of Santiago de Compostela for more than ten centuries.

THE BRAND

Ourives, the Jewel of Compostela

All of the jewels and pieces designed by Ourives de Compostela are created in authorized workshops, by hand, using on high-quality materials and according to the traditional Compostelan technique.

They are unique pieces that fuse the history, tradition and culture of Santiago de Compostela with an innovative design.

“Ask for Ourives, the Jewel of Compostela!”

AUTHENTIC ANCESTRAL SILVERSMITHING FROM SANTIAGO
HISTORY

An age-old history

Discover the rich history of silversmiths and jet workers in Santiago de Compostela, from its roots in the 9th century to our days.

Explore the medieval guilds of San Eloy and San Sebastián, submerge yourself in sumptuary arts and benefit from the highest quality standards.

Learn about knowledge sharing between guilds, the traditional tools and techniques used, and discover how jet and silver work became the first souvenirs pilgrims took home.

By buying from Ourives de Compostela, you become part of history. For a thousand more years to come!

THE JEWELS

Discover the jewels by Ourives and hold a piece of our heritage.

Traditional pieces and artisan collections that combine traditional silversmithing techniques with innovative designs.

In addition to the conventional ways of doing things, new creations, skills, and materials are being developed to enrich the guilds’ work and design contemporary pieces that stand out thanks to their beauty and uniqueness.

When buying from Ourives de Compostela, you help preserve the city’s artistic and cultural heritage.

THE JEWEL OF COMPOSTELA

THE JEWEL OF COMPOSTELA

THE JEWEL OF COMPOSTELA

THE JEWEL OF COMPOSTELA

THE JEWEL OF COMPOSTELA

Ask for the real thing

Ask for the real thing

Ask for the real thing

Ask for the real thing

Ask for the real thing

SILVERSMITHS AND WORKSHOPS

Culture transmitters and custodians of an ancestral art

The city of Santiago de Compostela and its Cathedral have been home to silversmiths and jet workers for more than a thousand years.

Shells, crosses, candelabra, chalices, ciboria…from the most profane to the most sacred, these artisans have truly shaped the history of the city, Spain and the rest of Europe.

Do you wish to learn more about their influence in the culture and traditions of Santiago de Compostela?

The workshops and silversmiths keep the tradition alive by working on the same spots their ancestors did, which are named after them: the praza das Praterías and the rúa da Acibechería. Here, traditional creations share space with signature designs that incorporate new materials and innovative techniques.

Meet the artisans and discover their workshops

SHOPS

Retailers, the hidden Ourives gem

Unique shops that are an integral part of the city’s history and you will not want to miss. Local shops that place value on the authenticity and quality of products.

Some are quaint and traditional, others trendier and more modern. As varied as the artisans themselves, they specialize in certain products or offer a wide range of secular or sacred silversmith products.

When walking around Santiago, you will discover streets and squares as emblematic as Platerías, Azabachería, Nova or Vilar.

Don’t miss the local precious silversmithing in your next stroll!

OURIVES DE COMPOSTELA 

OURIVES DE COMPOSTELA 

OURIVES DE COMPOSTELA 

OURIVES DE COMPOSTELA 

OURIVES DE COMPOSTELA 

Get the Book!

O Esplendor do Camiño

A journey through eight centuries of silversmithing and jet in Compostela.
(Limited edition)

PRICE: 20€

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