Handmade Alpaca Silver Gemstone Teardrop Earrings (Mexico) - Green

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ITEM# 13484106
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    ITEM#: 13484106

    Pair these handmade teardrop earrings with your next outfit to add an artistic flair. Made my artisans in Tecalpulco, these colorful earrings are set in Alpaca silver for durability, with a mix of resin and polished gemstones. Durable shepherd's hook clasps provide a long-lasting comfortable fit. 

    • Brightly colored resin and polished gemstones 
    • Alpaca silver settings come in a high-polish finish
    • Shepherd's hook clasps for comfortable wear
    • Earrings measure 20 mm wide x 30 mm long

    Story Behind the Art:
    The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known fortheir silver and abalone jewelry. Art Camp, short for ArtesanasCampesinas or rural women artisans, is a women-owned cooperativethat continues this tradition. The women have become businesswomen, understanding the importance of customer service, qualityand design. The jewelry product range includes semi-preciousstones, shells or tiny flowers captured in resin accentuated bysilver alloys or precious metals. The tradition of fine Mexicanjewelry is present in each piece.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations incolor, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slightdifferences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occurbetween this product and your computer screen.


    Ships Carbon Neutral*

    All weights and measurements are approximate and may varyslightly from the listed information. Treatment code N. See Treatment Guide for furtherinformation.

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    All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed dimensions.

    T.W. (total weight) is approximate. The weight may vary up to two-tenths of a carat.


    Style Dangling
    Metal Pewter
    Stone Gemstone
    Gemstone Abalone, Shell
    Gender Female, Women's
    Metal Color White
    Product Features Handmade
    Set Includes 1 Piece
    Stone Color Multi
    Stone Properties Natural Gemstone
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 8.0 In. X 4.0 In. X 2.0 In.
    Model Number MJEMD3_229031
    Country of Origin Mexico
    • Most Recent

    • Verified Purchase

      Love them, always happy with the items i purchase from Overstock.com

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    • Verified Purchase

      They were just as pictured, these earrings are beautiful. They are vibrant in color and very complimentary to any outfit. I love them.

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    • Verified Purchase

      Beautiful earrings they go well with most outfit, and great quality.

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    • Verified Purchase

      Very pretty and well made. Would have liked another bead on it to lengthen, but I could do that myself. Otherwise, very nice product.

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    • Verified Purchase

      Beautiful works. Shorter, though, than expected. Still, recommended.

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    • Most Helpful

    • vivid colors
      Verified Purchase

      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

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      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    • Disappointed
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      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.

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    • Disappointing quality
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      I ordered these earrings for a Christmas gift, but I was a little taken aback by the lack of matching patterns. One earring looks exactly like the illustration, the other does not. When I tried to return them for this reason, I learned it would cost almost *! I have been a Club O member for several years. I paid no shipping to receive these ** earrings, and I refuse to pay almost a third of the price to return them! I would not recommend these earrings. With this kind of customer service (I have not paid shipping in the past to return larger items) I don't think I will continue to recommend Overstock.com!

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    • Very pretty
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      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.

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    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "God bless these talented women for their hard work. But the shells are made from REAL animals that were taken from the sea, tortured, ripped out of their shells while fully awake,, then their beautiful shells are used to make these earrings. Most humans just won't open their eyes wide enough ti see animals being harmed, such as in down bedding or these earrings. Sorry but this product is not cruelty free & not for me."

      • A:

        Not sure I can see the validity of your argument. Since the description says "resin" accented in silver, I just wonder where you get your information on sea life being ripped from the sea and tortured to death to sacrifice their shells. I know resin is a compsite of glue and inorganic material. Seems like a great deal of trouble to go to just to make a resin. Just tell me your source for your "question?" and I'll be more than glad to support it because I, too, am sickened by the slaughter of elephants, rhinos, and countless other animals simply for the avarice created in wanting their body part or parts. This is not human survival, it is about the systematic murder of creatures who evolved out of the same star dust from which we came. That said, my wife has had these earrings for nearly a year and loved them from the first sight. She has received numerous compliments, so these femaile artisans deserve praise.

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        I love these earrings and appreciate the good quality of workmanship

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      "Why do the earrings I received look nothing like the picture. ..they have the same stone colors...but the design looks very different. ..the variation is such that the earrings could be a complete different style for sale."

      • A:

        Hello randol, you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.

      • A:

        I have no idea because mine look like the picture. I love them and receive compliments often when I wear them.

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    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        Great Looking!!

      • A:

        I lost one of the earrings and I really liked them so I re-ordered a set so now if I lose one, I'll still have a pair.

      • A:

        I choose this product because of the colors, very versatile. I like the quality of the fashion jewelry on overstock.com.

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    • Q:

      "These earrings say they have been shipped and delivered. I have not received anything. Please advise."

      • A:

        Hello frisco20011, you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.

    • Q:

      "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."

      • A:

        They sure are. I wear them many times and ALWAYS get lots of commpliments.

      • A:

        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.

      • A:

        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.

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    • Q:

      "What is alpaca? What metals does it contain?"

      • A:

        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.

      • A:

        should not use "silver" in its name - misleading

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    • Q:

      "How long are these in INCHES?"

      • A:

        Thank you for contacting us, these are 1.18 inches long. Please let me know if you have any further question.

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        Almost 1-1/4"

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