California – Life 2.0. For Vicente Agor, these are words that are not only reflected in the design of his fine jewelry, they are also words reflected in his personal life. After nearly 20 successful years in the investment industry working as a marketing and sales executive with major banks and mutual fund companies, he began his career in jewelry design. The impetus for this significant career change began when Vicente had a kidney and pancreas transplant. This life change prompted him to reorient his entire being. ”With this second chance at life, I just couldn’t do things in the same manner. I literally altered my life priorities and I started to focus on my passions.” This inner journey led to the creation of his jewelry company.
A self described “visceral creative”, Vicente has taken his passion and created a line of beautiul and elegant jewelry that utilizes 18k gold, fine silver, and precious and colored gemstones. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and global travels, his work bears the undeniable mark of the exotic with a fresh modern interpretation. His jewelry can be dramatic, at the same time it retains its personal appeal. His jewelry has a hand wrought look that is simultaneously raw and glamourous.
Vicente’s double transplant acts as a metaphor for his life. You can see this spirit of verve in his jewelry designs. His pieces speak to a “life is too short to be mousey” sensibility and they complement the inner confidence that his customers project.
The muse for his jewelry is a mythical creation of an urbane, confident, fashionable, open-minded and fabulous woman. A photo Vicente keeps of Audrey Hepburn gives voice to his mythos. Not the photo of the 1950′s ingenue, but a photo of Ms. Hepburn later in life. She was not playing a movie character but, rather, this was the real woman in Africa working with UNICEF. The photo of this woman — strong, passionate, and accomplished — embodies the spirit of the woman who inspires and wears Vicente Agor fine jewelry.