After finishing school in 2007, Ariana studied art at the PUCP and subsequently travelled to Buenos Aires to study jewellery-making in the University of Palermo. In addition, she took courses at the Jewellery Arts Institute in New York. On her return to Lima she began working on her brand, Ariana Santillana, which was officially brought into being in 2014.
“From a very young age, the school always helped me connect with my creative side. While art classes and artistic activities were an important part of the daily schedule, different competitions were added over the years, such as flower arranging, art or cake decorating, which prompted me to cast aside my routine and explore those out of the ordinary activities, all of which encouraged me to cultivate my creativity, explore without limits and start to discover my tastes and talents.
Now I can say that, thanks to my experiences during all those years at school, I was not afraid to continue exploring and to devote myself full time to an artistic career.”