Welcome to Areto Bijoux Art
A fusion of Art and High-Street flair, my pieces are bold, strong and rich in texture, Areto Jewelry is made for those who are looking for pieces that are as unique as they are.
In case you are wondering what the name Areto means.
ARETO 'unspeakable' or ' the virtuous ruler'
Areto was name of an Amazon, who went with Pantariste to kill the captains and soldiers of Herakles to avenge the murder of Hippolyte, the Amazons won the battle. Named as the goddess of justice, she wore a snake insignia.
Historically, Amazons were portrayed as beautiful women in Amazonomachies, which was the portrayal of the mythical battles between the Ancient Greeks and the Amazons. Amazons were trained warriors who mastered all types of weapons, but especially those used in single combat, they were honorable, courageous, brave and represented rebellion against sexism.
"A" meaning without "mazons" meaning breasts folk etymology was supported by the folktale that Amazons cut off the right breast to facilitate archery.
The tales of the Amazons have great meaning to me, in 2010 when I started my company Areto, I was fighting breast cancer and I desperately needed to believe in something, some people turn to religions I turned to the Amazons, I think now that I wanted to be as strong as they were.
My first encounter with breast cancer happened when my best friend was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 44, when she told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer, we looked at each other, not knowing what to say, we hands in silence and in silence she fought. I thanked heavens for her sharing her experiences with me, for her tenacity and courage, 10 years later when I was too diagnosed, I was confident, my friend have given me the knowledge, the strengh and the certainty that I had a good chance to win the battle. I think of her always and of all the women who are affected by breast cancer and in my heart I truly hope that they will win the batle, as for me they are the brave warriors of today.
To all cancer patients around the world, my love and my best wishes, you must never doubt of your inner strength.
Keep on fighting.