Peruvian Serpentine Chandelier Earrings
Fresh from South America, this pair of earrings simply drips with elegance. Combining a beguiling mix of natural stone and polished silver surfaces, they're a lovely way to add an eye-catching accent to an outfit.
A creamy green serpentine teardrop dangles within a ropy, silver-plated frame, with dangles and droplets of silver beneath.
Earrings measures 2.25" L x 1" W (5.7 cm x 2.54 cm), and have sterling silver wire hoops for pierced ears. Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Peru.
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March 22, 2014 - These, and the Manco-Capac chandelier earrings, have to be the best earring value ever encountered---so gorgeous, with real "character" in each individual Andean stone. The Serpentine color is exquisite. Wear them to feel like an Incan princess!
March 15, 2014 - Absolutely gorgeous and so light! I can't believe the quality of this genuine stone earrings for the price.
September 27, 2013 - They're lovely. I've received many compliments. I enjoy wearing them.
September 27, 2013 - beautiful, every time I wear them I'm complemented on their beauty
August 30, 2013 - These are even more gorgeous in person. Lightweight, attention to fine detail and beautiful, they have become one of my favorites.
Artisan: Artisans in Peru
Legend states that the village of Chinchero -- high in the Andes Mountain range and overlooking the Sacred Valley of the ancient Inca civilization -- is the birthplace of the rainbow. This traditional Andean Indian village still clings to their cultural roots, filling their colorful market with crafts made with native materials and techniques passed down for centuries.
The remote and extreme geography of this region allowed crafts such as textiles to develop independently of outside influence, leading to ingenious innovations and wonderful techniques that make that their fabrics so unique. Using a mix of complex heading arrangements, intersecting warp weaves, and tubular weaves combined with spindle-spinning and centuries of know-how, every piece they create is a work of art and a little slice of history. Worldwide sales of their crafts helps create interest and raise awareness of this folk art, and of the many indigenous artisans who create them.
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