Mexican artisans craft these colorful handmade earrings out of chips of malachite stone, turquoise, and colored resin for a distinctive look. Choose this pair of Alpaca-silver earrings for a fun, casual look that will gather compliments....more
Narrow chips of turquoise, malachite stone and resin look like the Earth's layers in these round alpaca silver earrings. Hanging from hypoallergenic hooks, these earrings offer vibrant blue, gold, wine and green hues.
Colors: Blue, gold, green, wine
Turquoise and malachite stones with colored resin accents
Metal: Alpaca silver
Clasp: Hypoallergenic hooks
Dimensions: 18 mm in diameter x 4 mm deep
Story Behind the Art: Art Camp -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 group continues to introduce new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, surviving a collapse in the 1990s in the marketability of their pieces with the influx of jewelry from other countries to the US market. The women have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. 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.
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code N. See Gemstone Treatments for further information.
These are colorful and bright and go with a number of outfits in my closet. These do not have a rubber backing for the curved post and unless I want to loose these, I have to provide these. The optimum secure device would be lever backs, but these days (I don't know why) they are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Otherwise, I won't risk losing one when I slip my coat or jacket off, as it's happened way too often.
from Kanab, Utah (home of Best Friends),
Jan 4, 2014
The scale of these were too big for me. The are not huge,but I have short hair and like an earring smaller than this. I tried to guess from the measurement given. I wish it was in inches rather than mm. I know this is unique b/c it is a handcrafted item,but the turquoise was not well matched. One earring had black splotches on it and the other didn't . It was very noticeable. Back they go.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes and no
How is the quality of the product? okay
Did the product fit true to size? difficult to judge from mm measurement given
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