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Chrysocolla dangle earrings, 'Meadow Goddess' - Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru Curate

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Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru, "Meadow Goddess"

Peru's Teodoro Melendez and Family suspend tantalizing chrysocolla beads from... more

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Peru's Teodoro Melendez and Family suspend tantalizing chrysocolla beads from thin, cylindrical sterling silver beads with a spiral barber's pole pattern in this pair of dangle earrings. The sterling hooks shine with a high polish finish, but the sterling silver beads benefit from dark oxidation that helps define the stripes in the design. A striking accessory that won't overpower an outfit, you'll find yourself choosing these hand-crafted earrings on a regular basis.

  • 5 grams
  • 0.18 oz
  • 5 cm L x 1 cm W x 1 cm D
  • 2" L x 0.4" W x 0.4" D

  • 925 sterling silver, chrysocolla
  • Hook earrings
  • Combination finish
  • Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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Teodoro’s eight children are grown and he now has 20 grandchildren. During difficult economic times, he assists with his grandchildren’s education.

Exposed to the unique designs of pre-Hispanic culture by his father, an archeologist and museum curator, Teodoro turned his interest into a livelihood. He learned the hammering, stamping, burning and casting techniques of early craftsmen, using them to create unique jewelry steeped in the culture of ancient Peru. Through his family workshop, he continues to pass these techniques to other artisans. Teodoro has dedicated his life’s work to perpetuating pre-Hispanic jewelry design and production techniques, many of which he was introduced to by Victor Larco, the founder of the Pre-Columbian Museum in Lima.

In his ninth decade of life, Teodoro is no longer able to work and often requires assistance with walking and daily activities. His son and daughter now care for him. In spite of his poor health, he continues to spend time at his workshop, inspiring and guiding the creation of the art he has dedicated his life to.

Teodoro Melendez and Family has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $1500. Proceeds were used to purchase materials such as silver for his work.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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11/23/2017

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"Beautiful and flawless"

Every time I wear these, I appreciate the craftsmanship that went into them. So beautiful.

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03/12/2018

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"I like these!"

Nice color and swing!

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03/13/2018

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"Hope she will enjoy these for a long time."

Beautifully matched beads and expertly crafted silver jewelry! Delightful.

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Light weight perfect

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: thank you

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04/16/2018

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"great length"

Wanted green earrings & like the length of these because they don't get lost in my hair.

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07/30/2018

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"Meadow Goddess--Now one of my favorites!"

Bought a second pair for myself and another as a gift after finding myself always reaching to wear this dainty and very feminine pair of earrings.

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dainty; feminine; lightweight;
Best Uses
  • It always helps to pull my outfits together (office or casual wear), and looks great with hair worn down or pulled back

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"Just Gorgeous!"

These earrings are exquisite: beautiful design; nice weight; receive compliments when wearing them. Highly recommend/

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07/31/2018

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"Look lovely with dressy green dress. "

Pretty delicate earrings.

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3 Testimonials for Teodoro Melendez and Family

Diane

I love the swirling colors! The blue is perfect for me! I use these everyday!

Levenez

These beautiful earrings were a gift for my mother. She is going to look for a matching dress and wear them to my wedding. We both want to thank you! Kind regards from the Netherlands, Levenez

Cynthia

Falls Church, Va, USA

Your Andean planet earrings and bracelet are so very beautiful! I hope to see a matching necklace soon to complete the set! The blue and green colors of the stones are gorgeous. Thank you
 
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