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Handcrafted Andean Chrysocolla Necklace with Sterling Silver, "Andean Opulence"

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Lavish and lovely, this handcrafted necklace radiates the blue-green allure of... more

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Lavish and lovely, this handcrafted necklace radiates the blue-green allure of Andean chrysocolla. Teodoro Melendez and Family create jewelry of timeless allure. Sterling silver's lustrous glow is the perfect complement to the opulent gemstones.

.925 Sterling silver

  • 53 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 52 cm L
  • 20.5" L
  • 10 mm W
  • 10 mm W

  • Chrysocolla and sterling silver
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • High polish finish
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Eva

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02/01/2021

"Very opulent necklace"

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Stunning and beautiful piece that will be forever a cherished heirloom.

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  • with every day wear
  • best for every day

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Andean Opulence, Handcrafted Andean Chrysocolla Necklace with Sterling Silver

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Pat

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01/25/2020

"outstanding chrysocolla/silver necklace"

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Wow..this must be the most beautiful necklace I now own. The stones are individually polished to a shine and there is a tiny silver bead between each chrysocolla stone in addition to the 3 large silver balls.

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04/25/2021

"beautiful"

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excellent quality, fine color, good value

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From Novi, Michigan

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04/12/2021

"Simplicity is beautiful"

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This earring set goes well with bracelets and necklaces that I purchased last year.

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Aqua Harmony, Amazonite Beaded Dangle Earrings Crafted in Peru

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From Heber City, Utah, USA

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03/28/2021

"Sky Blue Beauty"

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Simple and casual. Like borrowing a little piece of the sky. Lovely color. Lightweight.

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From MEMPHIS

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11/22/2020

"My new favorites"

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These earrings are so perfect. Perfect size-perfect color. Perfect little chunks of perfection. The silver is beautiful and the workmanship is wonderful So glad I bought these. My husband said they light up my face. Not a bad compliment for earrings.

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  • Any occasion!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

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.

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

 
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