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Alpaca Silver Gemstone Teardrop Earrings (Mexico)
These lovely handcrafted teardrop earrings are created in Mexico by female artisans and feature shepherds hook clasps. Crafted with Alpaca silver and multicolored gemstones, these earrings are a distinctive addition to any womans jewelry collection.
ITEM#: 13484106These alpaca silver earrings are handmade by female artisans in Mexico. This lovely jewelry features a mosaic of polished gemstones and resin in a teardop design.
- Polished gemstones, resin
- Teardrop mosaic design
- Metal: Alpaca silver
- Finish: High polish
- Clasp: Shepherd's hooks
- Earrings measures 20 mm wide x 30 mm long
Story Behind the Art:
The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. Art Camp, short for Artesanas Campesinas or rural women artisans, is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The women have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality and design. The jewelry product range includes semi-precious stones, shells or tiny flowers captured in resin accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals. The tradition of fine Mexican jewelry is present in each piece.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Material||Gemstone Metal Stone|
|Gemstone||Abalone Multi-Stone Shell|
|Materials||Hypoallergenic Hook, Alpaca Silver , resin and stone inlay|
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Love them. Perfect size, colors are vibrant, and they are light weight so I never tire of wearing them.Read More
Wow great quality and good causeRead More
These are lovely and I am enjoying wearing them. I am asked by my coworkers where I got them from, they love them too. The quality is excellent and I love purchasing items that are Fair Trade deals.Read More
I was concerned about the weight as they look a little heave but they are very LIght. I get a lot of coplements when I wear them.Read More
Lots of complements on these . The colors are true to the pictures. I love the colors and the shape.Read More
I didn't pay attention to the size description, so they were a little longer that I prefer. The colors are just as the picture shows--really vivid. I love gemstone jewelry and these fit right into my taste and budget. I would definitely recommend them to a friend and I will purchase again in the futureRead More
On my earrings the length of the teardrop is 1 inch with the widest part of the teardrop measuring 3/4 inch. These earrings have a variety of colors in them. Only upon close observation does one see that this is caused by the inlay of 6 different stones, the same color and position in each earrings. They are not for newly-pierced ears as there is a small weight to them. I purchased these earrings with the Alpaca Silver Inlaid Stone Turtle Pendant (Mexico). All three are a good match.Read More
I bought these as a gift for a friend but they are so pretty I think I'll keep them for myself! Very lightweight and the perfect length.Read More
I ordered these earrings for a Christmas gift, but I was a little taken aback by the lack of matching patterns. One earring looks exactly like the illustration, the other does not. When I tried to return them for this reason, I learned it would cost almost *! I have been a Club O member for several years. I paid no shipping to receive these ** earrings, and I refuse to pay almost a third of the price to return them! I would not recommend these earrings. With this kind of customer service (I have not paid shipping in the past to return larger items) I don't think I will continue to recommend Overstock.com!Read More
After waiting several weeks for the earrings to arrive, I was very disappointed when I opened the package. I was expecting vividly colored, handmade earrings, like the description. I honestly thought the earrings looked junky and mass-produced. I would not recommend this product.Read More
Questions & Answers
Hello frisco20011, you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.
Please check whether these earrings are in fact hypoallergenic. Nickel is included in the list of metals in Alpaca silver, and nickel causes the allergic reactions.
They sure are. I wear them many times and ALWAYS get lots of commpliments.
Hello twilightknitter, These earring are stunning! I have confirmed that the hooks are hypoallergenic, but the actual earrings aren't. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.
These earrings are really beautiful in person, but Overstock is wrong - the hooks are unfortunately not hypoallergenic. I'm allergic to nickel and bought them, and I'm definitely allergic to them.
What is alpaca? What metals does it contain?
Hi deesmess, We did some research online and found this : Alpaca silver is a common name for a metal alloy, a combination of metals, of copper, nickel and occasionally other metals such as zinc, tin, lead or cadmium. The alloy also can be called nickel silver, German silver, new silver and paktong. It is used in a variety of manufactured commercial products, as well as in technical industries. Alpaca silver was first used in China as a substitute for sterling silver. It made its way into Europe through traded goods, where it was marketed under the name of paktong or white copper. In the 18th century, several German companies adopted the use of a similar alloy, and in 1823 a competition was held to discover which alloy was the best silver imitation. Berndorf, a German manufacturer, sold their nickel silver products under the name Alpaca silver, and the term became commonly used throughout Europe. In 1840, a process called electroplating was developed, allowing a fine metal coating to be plated onto metal and non-metal object, which opened many new markets for nickel silver-plated goods. For many years, Alpaca silver was a component in several European coins, including the Portugese escudo and the German mark. With the shift in currency to the Euro, these coins are now effectively out of circulation. A form of the alloy is also used in the U.S. nickel, although the composition of 75% copper and 25% nickel is called copper-nickel in America. Thanks for shopping with us.
should not use "silver" in its name - misleading
How long are these in INCHES?
Thank you for contacting us, these are 1.18 inches long. Please let me know if you have any further question.
I am not familiar with mm sizes, so what is the length of this pair of earrings, please?
The earrings are 1.18 inches long.
While the description states a hypoallergenic hook, could you please advise what metal the hook is made from as I have ULTRA SENSITIVE ears. Thanks!
The metal in these earrings are made of alpaca silver.
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