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Juana Ramirez

Juana Ramirez

Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry in The Andes

"I dedicated all my time to looking after our son until he was 18 years old. Then I took up some jewelry courses though my dream was to study jewelry making professionally."

"Born in Lima in 1960, I am the second of four siblings and our parents raised us with their unconditional love and... read more

"Born in Lima in 1960, I am the second of four siblings and our parents raised us with their unconditional love and support. They also raised us to love our neighbors. They worked very hard to provide and offer us a bright future. My friends will tell you I'm trustworthy, reserved and honest.

"Dad loved playing classic guitar – he'd feel our spirits with the music of Bach, Schubert, and Segovia amongst others. Mother has always been an example of innovation and creativity, especially in the way she'd solve problems.

"Dad's job kept us constantly traveling and my senses were always in awe of the landscape we'd see, and the multicolor attires and the jewelry people wore especially for their villages festivities.

"All of this inspired me, even as a child, to make my own jewelry with wires in many different colors. By the time I was in university I was selling my creations, which reasserted my inclination toward designing my own jewelry and accessories.

"I got married when I was 24 and I have a beautiful son who never ceases to fill me with pride. Since my husband had a complex work schedule, I dedicated all my time to looking after our son until he was 18 years old. Then I took up some jewelry courses though my dream was to study jewelry making professionally. My dream came true and within three years I graduated.

"I still get excited when I look upon my finished pieces – to think they start in a crucible as molten metal, and after working with passion, they become a fusion of geometric lines, textures and colors.

"Thanks to the bonds of friendship forged in the classrooms, three friends and I got together and started a jewelry workshop. My preferred materials are silver, gold, and some natural gemstones.

"My dream now is to get together with everyone who studied with me and start a great community of jewelry artisans, so we can share for free our knowledge and expertise with young artisans from under-served communities and who'd love to learn this craft and make a brighter future for themselves."

22 items by Juana Ramirez

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Joan

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11/05/2021

"Love this beauty"

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My daughter loves these. They have b come her top favourite. Fine beautiful work. Thank you.

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Windswept, Filigree Leaves in Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Earrings

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

Julie

From Lilburn

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01/01/2020

"The title, Windswept, is truly fitting!"

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I bought these earrings and received tons of compliments on them. One of my family members loved them so much, I bought another pair as a gift for her. These lightweight, flowing, beautifully crafted earrings are wonderful. From ordering them and receiving them was very easy. A very talented artist!

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Windswept, Filigree Leaves in Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Earrings

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Peggy

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09/20/2019

"Love!"

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I purchased a pair for a friend and a pair for myself! They are a wonderful pair of earrings we both cherish!

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Dark Parallel Worlds, Dark Circular Sterling Silver Filigree Dangle Earrings

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Holley

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03/22/2019

"Just lovely!"

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I have ordered earrings online in the past and often been disappointed by a smaller size than appeared in the photos. These exceeded my expectations in both size and weight and I just love them!

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Windswept, Filigree Leaves in Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Earrings

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Ardyth

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03/21/2019

"They hang wonderfully!"

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The design grabs attention and drapes beautifully. Not too heavy but good quality. The style goes with dressy or casual.

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Joan

From USA

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01/10/2018

"BEAUTIFUL DESIGN"

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The Eternal Swirls earrings are designed beautifully with the Blue Amazonite and sterling silver filigree. They are stunning and loving wearing them. Thank you, Juana Ramirez for such a lovely pair of earrings. I am so glad my husband said buy this pair.

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