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Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru, "Stylish Teal"

Product ID: 283176

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Teodoro Melendez and Family convey the value of their culture, crafting this delicate beaded bracelet from Andean opal stones. They accentuate the Peruvian bracelet with beads of sterling silver, the perfect accessory for any occasion.

  • 6 grams
  • 0.20 oz
  • Length: 18 cm L
  • Length: 7" L
  • Width: 3 mm
  • Width: 3 mm

  • 925 sterling silver, opal
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Toggle clasp
  • High polish 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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You can find opal beaded bracelet 'Stylish Teal' by Teodoro Melendez and Family in jewelry categories such as Birthstone Bracelets, Opal Bracelets, Silver Bracelets, Sterling Silver Bracelets and Beaded Bracelets. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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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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10/10/2017

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"Beautiful Birthday Gift"

When I ordered this bracelet for my daughter's birthday, I was a bit worried that it might not get to her in time. I was NOT disappointed! I was amazed how quickly it arrived from Peru! She loved the bracelet! It was beautifully crafted. The beads were delicate and was as pictured. It was a beautiful color. Thank you again!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

3 Testimonials for Teodoro Melendez and Family

Diane

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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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