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Alpaca Silver Gemstone Teardrop Earrings (Mexico)

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Item #: 13484106
    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....more

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    These 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.

    Product Features:
    • 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.

    What is Worldstock?

    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.

    Imported


    Ships Carbon Neutral*
    All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code N. See Treatment Guide for further information.
    See Treatment Guide for further information.
Dimensions:
See description
Materials:
Hypoallergenic Hook, Alpaca Silver , resin and stone inlay
Model No:
MJEMD3_229031
Brand: Global Crafts

Features

  • Color
    Multi
  • Style
    Teardrop
  • Material
    Gemstone, Metal, Stone
  • Metal
    Silver
  • Stone
    Gemstone, No Stone
  • Gemstone
    Abalone, Multi-Stone, Shell
  • Worldstock Country
    Mexico
  • Gemstone Color
    Multi
  • Product Features
    Handmade
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  • vivid colors

    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 future

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • How is the quality of the product? exactly as shown
    • Did the product fit true to size? n/a
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Very pretty

    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.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • How is the quality of the product? Excellent quality
    • Did the product fit true to size? Yes
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    diflo11 from Sydney, Australia, Jun 13, 2011

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  • BEAUTIFUL EARRINGS

    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.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Some of the colors matched.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. I feel this product is of high quality.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Disappointed

    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.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No, not nearly as vivid.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. They looked machine-made and mass-produced.
    • How accurate was the sizing? accurate
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • not as shown

    Earrings received are not as bright as shown, dissappointed, but will keep.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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  • Positive Review

    My wife loved them from the minute she saw them. I was a hero for a little while anyway:-)

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    kenster54 from Massachusetts, Oct 29, 2014

  • the colored stone fell out of my earring

    Although the stone fell out of my earring I think they are still absolutely beautiful, I received a lot of compliments when I wore them

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    Jane Savitts from Richmond Virginia, Oct 26, 2014

  • Earrings

    I bought these as a gift and they were perfect. The colors and size fit well

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    jlande from Estes Park, CO, Oct 21, 2014

  • Among my favorites!

    So glad I listened to the high reviews. I love these earrings!!! Living in the Southwest I am very selective about earrings with turquoise and stone work. These make the grade...and more! If you are contemplating ordering, I think you will be pleased!

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    rosiemalone from Santa Fe, NM, Oct 18, 2014

  • beautiful earrings

    I find that I wear these most often now! Quality silver and stones. Must see to believe.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    nenenunu from Bay area, Sep 23, 2014

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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. twilightknitter on Sep 15, 2013
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They sure are. I wear them many times and ALWAYS get lots of commpliments. shadowrose2 on Sep 20, 2013
 
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. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 20, 2013
 
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. ab37 on Oct 16, 2014
 
 

What is alpaca? What metals does it contain? deesmess on Apr 8, 2013
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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. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 9, 2013
 
should not use "silver" in its name - misleading vegasstar on Apr 30, 2013
 
 

How long are these in INCHES? page4now on Mar 16, 2013
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Thank you for contacting us, these are 1.18 inches long. Please let me know if you have any further question. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 20, 2013
 
1-3/16" nantsf on Apr 6, 2013
 
Almost 1-1/4" zipad on Jan 3, 2014
 
 

I am not familiar with mm sizes, so what is the length of this pair of earrings, please? amazin2me2 on Jul 12, 2012
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The earrings are 1.18 inches long. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 13, 2012
 
 

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!  on May 29, 2012
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The metal in these earrings are made of alpaca silver. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 5, 2012
 
 

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