This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Working in filigree, Alfredo Inga creates a classic paisley motif ring. Sterling silver and fine silver strands are his media to handcraft this extraordinary ring with its dark finish.
Metal: Fine silver, sterling silver
Metal weight: 5 grams
Ring front dimensions: 14 mm wide
Band dimensions: 4 mm wide
Story Behind the Art: Artisan Alfredo Inga comes from Catacao in northern Peru. 'It is considered the City of Filigree. I began to learn this art when I was 11 years old, with friends who taught me little by little. I enjoy it because a jeweler's work is a delicate art. I was awarded a scholarship to study with a professor from Israel and was offered the chance to teach filigree in there. But I love Peru too much to leave.'
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.
I ordered this ring as a gift for my young adult daughter and she loved it. It is unique and delicate, but extremely well made and beautiful. I like that it is different from anything I've ever seen in a jewelry store, and I love the bohemian flare. I'm a big fan of paisley, so that was neat too.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is a unique and beautifully made ring. I gave it to my 24 year old daughter as a gift, and she loved it. The craftsmanship is exquisite.
How accurate was the sizing? Whenever you buy a ring with a wider band, you may want to size up a half size because the fit is a little more snug than it would be with a narrow band.
I want to order this ring but am confused about sizing. I wear an 8 in most rings bought from a store. I used the sizing guide for fun and was shocked at the difference. It shows I should get a 13 or 14! Is there that much difference in rings bought in stores than from Peru or other countries? Thanks for your help.loveseashells on Sep 7, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question