Turquoise and Abalone Stripes Alpaca Silver Earrings - Artisana


$ 19.99




Diagonal slices of turquoise and natural abalone shell are artistically arranged in the shape of a teardrop, and inlaid in alpaca silver earrings. Earring dangle 1 inch from hypoallergenic hooks.

Meet the Artisans

Artisana Jewelry The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. ArtCamp, short for Artesanas Campesinas (or rural female artisans), is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group constantly introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, even surviving a collapse in the marketability of their pieces in the 1990’s after jewelry from other countries flooded the US market. The artisans have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. Their product range includes semi-precious stones, shells, and even tiny flowers captured in resin. Each piece is accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals, and represents the tradition of fine Mexican jewelry .

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