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Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Elder: Angel Castelo – Tango Champion, Celebrity Jeweler

Posted Thursday, May 28 – 6:15 PM

By Laura Coleman

As a young man growing up in Montevideo, Uruguay, Angel Castelo yearned for two things: to sculpt art with his hands and poetry through his body. Those dreams led him to Buenos Aires, where he became a professional tango dancer, earning more awards and competitions than he can recall; and, all the while, he worked as a jeweler.

He still recalls his most famous patron of that era: Eva Peron, the first lady of Argentina. “She was a beautiful woman, very soft, very pleasant; very contrary of what people said,” Angel described the passionate leader. “She went around the world and got a lot of gifts,” he continued. And it was often Angel who’d take the stones and pearls that Peron acquired and craft them into modern designs.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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