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Amethyst chandelier earrings, 'Purple Empire' - Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru Curate

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Purple Empire - Sterling Silver and Amethyst Chandelier Earrings from Peru

Sterling silver ovals with a hammered finish grace the ears, handcrafted by... more

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Sterling silver ovals with a hammered finish grace the ears, handcrafted by Peru's Teodoro Melendez and Family. They adorn each chandelier earring with shining silver baubles and petite stones of purple amethyst that dangle below.

  • 8 grams
  • 0.28 oz
  • 5 cm L x 2.4 cm W x 0.3 cm D
  • 2" L x 0.9" W x 0.1" D

  • 925 sterling silver, amethyst
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Hook earrings
  • Combination finish
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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 was the victim of a fraud that threatened his economic survival. The resulting stress led to a stroke. Through two years of intensive therapy, the love and support of his family enabled him to continue his art and return to his workshop.

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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"Favorite amethyst earrings"

I loved these earrings. they aren't real big, but still make a statement. The hammered silver and the beads are beautiful and the movement while wearing is perfect. If you love amethyst, you'll want these earrings.

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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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