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Combination Finish Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Peru, "Modern Moons"

Resembling the moon, these voluptuous stud earrings are crafted by Teodoro Melendez and his Family. They work in Andean sterling silver with... more

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Resembling the moon, these voluptuous stud earrings are crafted by Teodoro Melendez and his Family. They work in Andean sterling silver with intriguing of hammered textures.

  • 3 grams
  • 0.11 oz
  • 1.2 cm L x 1.2 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • 0.5" L x 0.5" W x 0.2" D

  • 925 sterling silver
  • Post earrings
  • Combination finish
  • Made in Peru
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
  • Product ID: 347104
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Teodoro Melendez and Family
Teodoro Melendez and Family

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Ruth Henriquez

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Jul 04, 2024

Really truly beautiful earrings”

I bought these earrings for myself, and I absolutely love them. They are very lightweight and comfortable to wear. The silver is brighter than my other silver jewelry, and it lights up my face. The posts are long and the backs fit tightly, so they are snug against my ears and wont fall off. These are suitable to wear with jeans and a t-shirt, or with a formal dress. The design is minimalist and eye-catching at the same time. They make me feel like I am glowing from the inside out. These are now my go-to earrings for every day wear.

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Modern Moons, Combination Finish Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Peru

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Joanne

From San Marcos, CA, USA

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Apr 13, 2024

Fun”

I wear these with a couple of tops. And I feel pretty when I have them in my lobes.

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Stephanie

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Mar 23, 2024

An everyday bracelet”

This bracelet is well made, my son has worn it since he received it as a gift from me. The chatoyancy of the tigers eye is beautiful.

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Jeanne

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Mar 20, 2024

I like them”

Pretty color, nice simple earrings.

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chrisp

From in a river valley

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Mar 01, 2024

think of it more as a dainty choker...”

even my husband liked this...and i am such a fan of oxidized silver...normally i only go for longer necklaces, which i would love to see here, on a more supple chain/threading... however, this is suitably enchanting on its own choker-like and slightly stiff scale...the only complaint i have is the clasp, which could be more smoothly functional and less prone to twisting... and perhaps more charming...maybe oxidized...

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Infinite Choices, Combination Finish Sterling Silver Beaded Necklace from Peru

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Swade

From Raleigh, NC

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Jul 24, 2023

Love these beautiful earrings!”

I bought these to go with two new tops, and they were perfect for them. I love how lightweight and delicate these earrings are and the fact that theyre not too long. They are quite lovely!

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Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Teodoro’s eight children are grown and he now has 20 grandchildren. During difficult economic times, he assists with his grandchildren’s education.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Elder Master

Elder Master

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

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