Add spice to your wardrobe with these gorgeous alpaca silver earrings. They are constructed by hand of a lovely Mexican alpaca silver. The pretty dangle design with orange and blue accents and hypoallergenic hooks ensure they can be worn by anyone....more
These round earrings feature a traditional Hopi design of inlaid orange and purple resin in Mexican alpaca silver. These earrings are handmade by Mexican women artisans with hypoallergenic hooks.
Colors: Silver, orange, blue
Metal: Alpaca silver
Material: Resin inlay
Clasp: Hypoallergenic hooks
Dimensions: 17 mm x 17 mm x 3 mm
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 introduces 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 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.
I purchased this and others in the Alpaca Silver (what is that??) mainly because I have moved to the SW U.S. and wanted something small to send my friends in the Pacific N.W. They are unique, lovely and perfect size for the middle-aged woman. Though not from my local area, they inspire the feel of the SW and I'm sure will be a pleasant surprise for them. With their design and color, they should add a bright, eye-appealing punch to the face. At this time, though, I cannot judge if their color and shine will hold up.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? color accurate to what is shown
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
How accurate was the sizing? accurate
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Kanab, Utah (home of Best Friends),
Nov 17, 2012
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