Having left Colombia for Barcelona to work in marketing, Nicolas Estrada's career path took a dramatic turn leading him to the Escola Massana. There he first encountered the world of jewellery, discovering in it a galaxy of expression replete with infinite possibilities.
A relentless researcher, his curiosity and passion for jewellery has taken him all over the world. Guided by a sense of balance and refinement, Nicolas has pursued diverse courses of study ranging from gemmology, setting and carving techniques, as well as research and work in traditional Berber Kabyle jewellery and filigree techniques from Colombia. His research culminated in a master's degree in Gemstone Cutting and Jewellery Design at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Idar-Oberstein, in Germany.
He has published four books on jewellery, each drawing on 500+ designs from around the world: NEW RINGS (two editions), NEW EARRINGS, NEW NECKLACES and NEW BROOCHES.
Nicolas continues to work from his studio in Barcelona, as well as educating future jewellers and presenting his work and process globally.