Cristina is a third generation jewelry maker. She grew up watching her famous grandfather, Antonio Castillo, and mother, Emilia Castillo, create extraordinary pieces of jewelry that were sold at Neiman Marcus and other high-end stores since the 1950s.
When asked what is their inspiration behind their work, they explained that nature and the local culture and geography have always featured prominently in everything they create. Cristina explains, “… being fortunate enough to live in the remote countryside, we are surrounded by Mexican culture, the local architecture, flora and fauna present in our designs, the landscape that changes with every season. But most of all, the local people, their stories, their way of life. They are an inspiration in everything that is done at RomoHerrera.” They have a variety of local materials that they use, from the silver 950 they source from the mine that is located close by to reclaimed wood, a variety of stones, and “ …sometimes insects, anything that crosses our path.”