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Amethyst dangle earrings, 'Cocoa Pods' - Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings

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Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings, "Cocoa Pods"

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Amethyst globes crown sterling beads that evoke the cocoa pods grown in many... more

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Amethyst globes crown sterling beads that evoke the cocoa pods grown in many regions of Peru. Working in silver, Teodoro Melendez handcrafts modern dangle earrings.

.925 Sterling silver

  • 8 grams
  • 0.28 oz
  • 6.1 cm L x 1.8 cm W x 1.8 cm D
  • 2.4" L x 0.7" W x 0.7" D

  • Sterling silver, amethyst
  • Hook earrings
  • Combination finish
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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87

Terri

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08/05/2020

"Gift for my niece"

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Very well made, bigger pods than anticipated. Peru is her favorite place she has travelled and she also saw chocolate being made from Cocoa pods in Africa. Quality including ear wires was very nice!

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Joyce

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03/10/2018

"Stunning!!"

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Love wearing Cocoa Pods earring with a necklace by the same designer. The necklace has amethyst beads and sterling silver that looks like sea shells. The Cocoa Pods earring are extremely flattering and ae much more impressive that the photo.

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Amal and Oliver

From Bahrain

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07/20/2021

"totally different"

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I liked this piece in the picture more than seeing it in reality.

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crenae

From Alpharetta GA

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06/19/2021

"Great look"

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I love this simple blue bracelet. Exactly what I wanted and made well.

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Patricia

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06/16/2021

"Just what I needed"

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These earrings blend very well with several other pieces of jewelry I own.

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Susan

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05/30/2021

"Beautiful necklace"

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I am so happy with this necklace, it is exactly what I wanted and is just beautiful! The craftsmanship and caliber of the stones are fantastic. Has some weight to it so you know its great quality. Very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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