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Amethyst chandelier earrings, 'Purple Empire' - Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru

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Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru, "Purple Empire"

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Sterling silver ovals with a hammered finish grace the ears, handcrafted by... more

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Sterling silver ovals with a hammered finish grace the ears, handcrafted by Peru's Teodoro Melendez and Family. They adorn each chandelier earring with shining silver baubles and petite stones of purple amethyst that dangle below.

  • 8 grams
  • 0.28 oz
  • 5 cm L x 2.4 cm W x 0.3 cm D
  • 2" L x 0.9" W x 0.1" D

  • 925 sterling silver, amethyst
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • 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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98

Betsy and

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03/12/2020

"Repeat purchase because these are great!"

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I lost one earring after about a year of wearing these as a go-to pair of earrings and am buying these again. They are lightweight which is fabulous, and have a nice reflective sheen and added movement with the amethyst beads.

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Purple Empire, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru

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Stephen

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09/26/2018

"Favorite amethyst earrings"

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I loved these earrings. they arent real big, but still make a statement. The hammered silver and the beads are beautiful and the movement while wearing is perfect. If you love amethyst, youll want these earrings.

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Purple Empire, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru

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Gail

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09/26/2020

"Love these earrings"

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These are my new favorite earring. Beautifully made and a unique.

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Purple Empire, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru

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Andrew

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11/19/2021

"agate cuff bracelet, agate twist"

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Thank you very much for the nice bracelet. This was my first wide and noticeable cuff. i will enjoy wearing this always.

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Shelley

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11/02/2021

"Beautiful bracelet!"

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Solid chain and easy to clasp one-handed. Lightweight, easy to wear and fits my small wrist.

Best Uses

  • Daily use

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vivian furtado

From new haven ct

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10/22/2021

"Very original"

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Love to wear these and explain what they sre

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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