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Sodalite beaded necklace, 'Queen of the Inca' - Unique Sterling Silver and Sodalite Necklace

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Unique Sterling Silver and Sodalite Necklace, "Queen of the Inca"

byTeodoro Melendez and Family: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (93)
Lavish and lovely, this handcrafted necklace radiates the rich blue allure of... more

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Lavish and lovely, this handcrafted necklace radiates the rich blue allure of Andean sodalite. Teodoro Melendez and Family reinterpret the traditional pre-Hispanic designs of Peru to create jewelry of timeless allure. Sterling silver's lustrous glow is the perfect complement to the gemstones.

  • 45 grams
  • 1.59 oz
  • 52 cm min L - x 56.5 cm max L x 0.5 cm W
  • 20.5" min L - x 22.25" max L x 0.2" W
  • 3 mm W
  • 3 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 2 cm L x 13 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 0.8" L x 5" W

  • 925 sterling silver, sodalite
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • 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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93

Naomi

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11/10/2020

"fantastic workmanship"

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Smaller beads than I anticipated but beautiful work

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Grapeshotcain

From California - USA

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07/02/2020

"Beautiful sodalite necklace"

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Extremely beautiful and high quality necklace. I was completely in awe.

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Eulalia

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09/14/2021

"I just love these earrings."

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The color and length are just what I expected them to be. The quality of the craftsmanship is impeccable. I highly recommend this product.

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Kristina

From Las Vegas Nevada

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09/12/2021

"Lovely"

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Such a Beautiful pair of earrings. Great quality!!

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Laurie

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08/23/2021

"So intricate!"

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Beautiful earrings. Theyre very light, which I love. The style is contemporary. I love the carnelian! Such a beautiful stone. True craftmanship.

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Laurie

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08/20/2021

"So unique!"

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This necklace is spectacular! Its a very contemporary style and I love it. Very well made and comfortable to wear. The workmanship is excellent!

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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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