María Costas Chapela

Pseudonym: María Costas
Category: Jewellery designer
Birth Date: 10th August 1971
Birth Place: Moaña (Pontevedra)


She graduated as a jeweller assistant (1999), jeweller (2000) and gemologist (2003) at Barcelona University and ‘Escola Técnica de Xoiería do Atlántico’ (Vigo). She also attended several courses on jewellery enamel.
As for her professional experience, she has participated in exhibitions (‘900 horas de Joyería’, ‘Art´Istal’ ...), fairs (Moaña Interceltic Festival, ‘Feira Multisectorial do Miño’, ...) and fashion shows (Super Model Spain 2001 and Exhibition Shows in the programme ‘Luar’, ...) celebrated in Galicia, presenting exclusive jewellery. She participated in the last three editions of Euro-Bijoux Jewellery International Fair, celebrated in Mahón – Menorca (he was finalist in 2001) and in ‘Inhorgenta Europe’ Jewellery Exhibition, Munich – Germany (February 2003).
She also presented collections in important publications such as the magazine ‘Arte y Joya’ in March and April 2003, with a special report dedicated to news designers, Drago´s Collection in the newspaper ‘Gold & Time’ in July 2003 and ‘Guía Cultural de Artistas de Galicia’, Xunta de Galicia.
In Spring – Summer 2003, she presented trends at ‘Doble G’ Jewellery Gallery (Madrid) and in Autumn – Winter, she participated in the final gala for the selection of the Galician Interviú Girl 2003, presenting the new creations. Besides, she participated in several contests such as ‘Antonio Fraguas’ Contest (2004).

 Other Interesting Aspects

Nowadays, she combines her activity as a Professor of Gemology at the Atlantic Jewellery School with the creation of exclusive jewellery and the design of many shop windows, mainly those for jewellery.