- OUR HISTORY -
L.A. Cano is a celebrated Colombian Jewelry Brand known for its unique reinterpretations
of pre-Columbian art and artifacts discovered by the family in the late 19th Century.
The Cano Family's fascination with Pre-Columbian cultures began in the late 19th Century,
when Nemesio Cano uncovered important archeological sites filled
with gold treasures. His discoveries ignited a passion for collecting indigenous artifacts
that was passed on to his sons Jose and Felix and later on to his grandson Guillermo.
Along with his son, Jose, the Cano family became pioneers in the conservationist movement
of Colombian heritage. They dedicate much of their life to the search
of pre-Columbian treasures and understood the historical value in such pieces.
Guillermo Cano, was born in Caldas, Colombia.
He would lead the Cano’s third generation questfor Pre-Columbian heritage.
The tradition continued through Guillermo, who was captivated at an early age
with the discovery of native burials. Nemesio, José, Félix and Guillermo Cano's
interest for indigenous cultures, eventually led them to furnish
the Gold Museum with a third of its world known collection.
The Gold Museum collection was founded with the mission
to preserve and protect the national archeological heritage.
Guillermo Cano and his wife Dory de Cano opened their first Jewelry boutique in Bogota, Colombia
to share for the first time pre-Columbian reproductions casted in the same lost-wax process used by these civilizations.
Guillermo Cano inaugurates a private museum founded to contribute to the forging
of Colombia’s national identity with over 4,000 ceramic pieces
and over 50,000 pre-Columbian carved stones collected by the Cano family.
The exhibition ‘From the land of El Dorado’ opens at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY,
Explorers Hall, at Washington D.C., displaying Cano collectionof pre-Columbian artefacts.
The Cano families mission was to make Colombians value their national identity,
heritage and to promote thePre-Columbian craft and culture around the world.
Cano was honored to be included in the Metropolitan Museum Shop in New York.
National Geographic featured Cano in its GOLD, THE ETERNAL TREASURE naming him
the goldsmith who duplicates masterworks from the past thanks to his Lost-wax technique mastery.
Exhibit of Cano Replicates of the Tairona and Muisca Peoples Artifacts at the California Academy of Sciences.
Los Angeles Museum of Natural History displays the Cano collection amongst a $45 Million collection
the 20 most important emeralds ofthe 1980’s and astonishing pre-Columbian gold artifacts.
Guillermo Cano was named Honorary Gold Memberof the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY.
Cano exposed the family collection in the National Geographic New York Headquarters.
Luis Alberto Cano, the fourth generation Cano continues the family tradition and openshis first boutique in Medellin, Colombia.
Luis Alberto is a goldsmith graduated from the prestigious GoldSchmiedeschule in Pforzheim, Germany.
Since the 1900 the Cano family has contributed to the Gold Museum Collection bringing over
10,000 Pre-Columbian gold pieces sold to El Banco de la República.
Cano continues to export Colombia's Heritage, to Italy, France, Spain, USA, Mexico and Chile.
Cano has always been a traditional choice by presidents for guests of honor or state visits.
A Cano gift highlights Colombian heritage and our Pre-Columbian cultures ancestral work.
Cano became the exclusive goldsmith authorized to replicatethe GOLD MUSEUM COLLECTION.
Canowas commissioned by the British Museum to do the replicas of the master
pieces in their “Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia”.
The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos chose Cano jewelry as the gift for Queen Elizabeth.
EDUARDO CANO, now the 5th Generation of the Cano family continues with the tradition and, leads the international expansion.
May the quest of el dorado live on
-(LUIS ALBERTO CANO )