About myself

All of us write our story. The moment when we start believing our intuition, we can completely change it.

After ten years in an accountancy career, I decided to leave the world of business and swapped all my securities for the big unknown.

However, my long-lived ambition, natural curiousity and love to travel moved me much further away from the stereotypical, 12-hour working day with financial groups and investment projects.

After travelling through many countries of South America my journey brought me to Colombia that is said to have the nicest people in the world. Here I met with an Indian who invited me to his home – deep in the Amazonian jungle where people live connected with the nature, without technological advances and mobile signal. To a magical place that changed my life.

Watching the everyday life of Indians, I discovered La Tagua nuts, similar to ivory, from which they make simple accessories. Indians believe in their natural strength – they provide protection and bring luck.

During my two months stay I improved in their traditional techniques and created my first pieces of jewellery. Simple but extraordinary and remarkable.

coloMBiana has been born in the Amazonian rain forest out of courage, newly discovered joy and energy from the nature.

I love to return to this place. It makes me free of civilisation noise, I feel the creativeness and take the limitless inspiration from the untouched nature.

The jewellery with a story became the sense of my life. Each piece carries inside a real life of a jungle, a touch of the Colombian sun, a touch of an Indian and a bit of myself.

You are the last element.

Monika Babčanová

Monika Babčanová studied at the University of Economics and obtained an ACCA qualification. After many years in audit, she left the world of finance and travelled to South America. In the Amazonian tropical rainforest she discovered La Tagua nuts – vegetable ivory, which she uses now to make a unique jewellery under the coloMBiana brand. When she does not design or make jewellery, she travels, studies languages and devotes herself to sports. She likes reminding herself of the Amazonia by kayaking down the Danube.

Fair trade

Fair trade

100% Nature

100 % Nature

Hand Made

Hand Made

Dear customers,

Welcome to the world of unique coloMBiana jewellery in which exotic nature, Columbian culture and European design are combined. You can find all our products in our e-shop. Let yourselves be inspired by our collections to get a perfect combination for your accessories . If you have your own vision of an original piece of jewellery and are interested in custom-made pieces, do not hesitate to contact myself.