Handcrafted by Mexican artisans, these heart shaped alpaca silver earrings are inlaid with a mosaic of turquoise stone. The earrings are 1-inch in size and hang from hypoallergenic hooks.
Gemstone colors: Blue, green
Stone type: Turquoise
Metal: Alpaca silver
Clasp: French hook
Dimensions: 23 mm wide x 20 mm tall
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 group continues to introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, surviving a collapse in the 1990's 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 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 E (Turquoise). See Treatment Guide for further information.
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