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Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Bracelet from Peru, "Touch of Purple"

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Teodoro Melendez and Family convey the value of their culture, crafting this beaded bracelet from round amethyst stones. They accentuate the Peruvian bracelet with beads of sterling silver, the perfect accessory for any occasion.

  • 9 grams
  • 0.33 oz
  • 19 cm L
  • 7.5" L
  • 6 mm W
  • 6 mm W

  • 925 sterling silver, amethyst
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Toggle clasp
  • High polish finish
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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81

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03/02/2018

"Beautiful but short in length."

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A snug fit made it difficult to put on. Sent it back.

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Touch of Purple, Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Bracelet from Peru

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Eva

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02/01/2021

"Very opulent necklace"

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Stunning and beautiful piece that will be forever a cherished heirloom.

Best Uses

  • with every day wear
  • best for every day

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From MEMPHIS

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11/22/2020

"My new favorites"

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These earrings are so perfect. Perfect size-perfect color. Perfect little chunks of perfection. The silver is beautiful and the workmanship is wonderful So glad I bought these. My husband said they light up my face. Not a bad compliment for earrings.

Best Uses

  • Any occasion!

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Aqua Harmony, Amazonite Beaded Dangle Earrings Crafted in Peru

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Verified Reviewer

11/10/2020

"fantastic workmanship"

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Smaller beads than I anticipated but beautiful work

Best Uses

  • Dressy with a business suit or even jeans
  • Elegant work suite

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Hj

From USA

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11/09/2020

"Beautiful earrings"

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These are gorgeous earrings. Definitely recommend.

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From Warminster, PA

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10/16/2020

"Love these beautiful earrings"

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These are my new go to earrings. They are unique, beautiful and well made. They go with so many things. I love them??

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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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