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Garnet beaded bracelet, 'Gemstone Rhombi' - Natural Garnet Beaded Bracelet from Peru Curate

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Natural Garnet Beaded Bracelet from Peru, "Gemstone Rhombi"

Carved in the shape of rhombi, an array of natural garnet gemstones circle the... more

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Carved in the shape of rhombi, an array of natural garnet gemstones circle the wrist in this bracelet from Peru. Teodoro Melendez and Family design this bracelet, which features alternating sterling silver beads.

  • 7 grams
  • 0.23 oz
  • Bracelet length: 18.5 cm L
  • Bracelet length: 7.25" L
  • Bracelet width: 6 mm
  • Bracelet width: 6 mm

  • 925 sterling silver, garnet
  • Toggle clasp
  • High polish finish
  • Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Exposed to the unique designs of pre-Hispanic culture by his father, an archeologist and museum curator, Teodoro turned his interest into a livelihood. He learned the hammering, stamping, burning and casting techniques of early craftsmen, using them to create unique jewelry steeped in the culture of ancient Peru. Through his family workshop, he continues to pass these techniques to other artisans. Teodoro has dedicated his life’s work to perpetuating pre-Hispanic jewelry design and production techniques, many of which he was introduced to by Victor Larco, the founder of the Pre-Columbian Museum in Lima.

In his ninth decade of life, Teodoro is no longer able to work and often requires assistance with walking and daily activities. His son and daughter now care for him. In spite of his poor health, he continues to spend time at his workshop, inspiring and guiding the creation of the art he has dedicated his life to.

Teodoro Melendez and Family has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $1500. Proceeds were used to purchase materials such as silver for his work.

Teodoro’s eight children are grown and he now has 20 grandchildren. During difficult economic times, he assists with his grandchildren’s education.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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"Delicate and lovely"

The bracelet is delicate and lovely. I particularly liked the design that the garnet gemstones are not exactly the same shape but are shown off without fussy settings. I wondered if the artist might consider using bigger pieces of garnet gemstones or making 2-strand creations.

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3 Testimonials for Teodoro Melendez and Family

Diane

I love the swirling colors! The blue is perfect for me! I use these everyday!

Levenez

These beautiful earrings were a gift for my mother. She is going to look for a matching dress and wear them to my wedding. We both want to thank you! Kind regards from the Netherlands, Levenez

Cynthia

Falls Church, Va, USA

Your Andean planet earrings and bracelet are so very beautiful! I hope to see a matching necklace soon to complete the set! The blue and green colors of the stones are gorgeous. Thank you
 
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