Eduardo is a jewelry designer and a GIA Diamonds Graduate. He specializes in handcrafting one-of-a-kind pieces from gold, silver, and platinum. He offers a wide variety of collections, creating each piece in his on-premise workshop. Eduardo takes pride in working one-on-one with his clients to create custom designs or give new life to treasured heirloom pieces. He offers appraisals, expert monogramming and engraving, laser soldering, and a full array of jewelry repair services, pearl re-stringing including the changing of watch batteries.
Stop by to browse Eduardo’s collections and see the designer at work!
A personal note from Eduardo:
I was born, the second of five children, in Cusco, Peru to a family of humble means. I understood early on that hard work, perseverance, and knowledge were the building blocks on which my future would be built. An entrepreneur from the age of 7, I convinced local businessmen to allow me to work with them before and after school (I never missed a day) and on the weekends to help provide for my family. I apprenticed selling produce, baking bread, and gardening; but my innately creative talents drew me to the local craftsmen. I developed a passion for ceramics, art, clay work, and pottery. I “interned” with those who helped me hone my skills and taught me to appreciate the natural wonders of the lands around me and incorporate it into my work.
My transition to jewelry design was a smooth one as I became enamored with how my designs came to life in the metals. I eventually made my way to New York, where several family members came before me, with the goal of higher education and a new home in mind. I received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. Business degree in hand, I then set out to create my own company, Sumaq Design LLC (now DBA Eduardo Accostupa Jewelry)
My passion is the essence of my company. I have been truly fortunate to be able to bring elements of my Peruvian heritage to the United States. After joining my family in New York, I made it my mission to integrate that which I set out to learn here (through work and education) with that of my learned customs. It is through my designs that I am able to fuse these two cultures. I bring with me the hardship of my background, that of the working man: working and creating with his hands to provide for his family. I also exhibit the pride I feel for my Incan and Peruvian ancestors in my designs. I am grateful to be able to share this work here in the United States (my home now) because it provided me with the tools I needed to fulfill my dream. In this “internationally friendly” marketplace, unique, creative and culturally diverse crafts are not only welcome-they are sought after. I look forward to providing for this niche.
Read about Eduardo in the Journal News.