The story of Oro Fino Custom Jewelry has its roots in humble beginnings, and would not be much of a story if it were not for Peter Sendejo, master jeweler of Oro Fino. Originally from South Texas, Pete grew up farming, and attending school. Early on, Pete recognized an innate beauty in nature, both simplistic and complex, of which he would draw on for artistic inspiration. Pete would go on to work part time in jewelry stores in San Antonio, attending college, pursue other forms of work, and then in 1973, move to Arlington, Texas. In 1979 Pete started working full time in the jewelry trade. Pete apprenticed under a 3rd generation master jeweler, who crafted every component of jewelry by hand. Through this apprenticeship, Pete gained a more in-depth appreciation for the true artistry of jewelry making. He leared to forge metals, to impress fine details upon jewelry, and meld the artistry of jewelry with the alchemy and charm it is so characteristic. Through all of this, Pete was imparted with the secrets of a time since past, and an art since lost. Aided by the fine art of jewelry making, Pete was guided to go into business for himself in 1982, and shortly thereafter the original Oro Fino location on Abrams and Bowen was founded, and has stayed within a one mile radius of that original Arlington location for over 30 years. Pete hit the ground running, handling jobs in custom jewelry, appraisals, and was an early adopted and Texas pioneer of the art of Lost Wax Casting. Since opening, Oro Fino Custom Jewelry has completed jobs for such notable business as Big Brother & Big Sister of Arlington, for whom some of the most exquisite works of Oro Fino to date has been manufactured. Others include United Cerebral Palsy, having Oro Fino duplicate the necklace from the movie Titanic. We cast each piece by hand, and created an exact replica, which was featured in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, as well as in their Estrella edition. There have also been multiple works for the Advocates For Special People Inc., Lena Pope Home Inc. and Chapel Hill Academy, Shady Valley Golf Club, and the Montessori Academy of Arlington. In addition to these organizations, Oro Fino has completed works for Texas Rangers Joe Lovitto, Pat Corrales, Juan Gonzalez, and Texas Rangers general manager Billy Martin. Singer/Songwriter BJ Thomas, Actor & “Gunsmoke” legend Buck Taylor and his wife Goldie, Mrs. Tom Vandergriff, retired Texas Ranger Peace Officer Tom Arnold, and Cowboy Actor Barry Corbin who’s notable works include “Lonesome Dove”, “Dallas”, and “Any Which Way You Can”, and NBC Channel 5’s anchorwoman Deborah Ferguson. Pete has continued to serve the Arlington community for over 30 years, and believes that notable name or not, the same quality service and dedication to detail should be given to every single person. At Oro Fino Custom Jewelry, everyone receives start treatment.