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

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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
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? No

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

70

Verified Reviewer

10/10/2017

"Beautiful Birthday Gift"

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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

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Stylish Teal, Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru

Verified Reviewer

02/05/2020

"Birthday gift"

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The bracelet is pretty. But, unlike the one in the picture that looks larger and more sturdy, the one I received is tiny, delicate and very fragile looking. I sincerely hope it will not fall apart .Sorry I couldnt give it more stars. Louis

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Stylish Teal, Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru

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07/02/2020

"Beautiful sodalite necklace"

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Extremely beautiful and high quality necklace. I was completely in awe.

Best Uses

  • formal and casual

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Verified Reviewer

03/12/2020

"Repeat purchase because these are great!"

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I lost one earring after about a year of wearing these as a go-to pair of earrings and am buying these again. They are lightweight which is fabulous, and have a nice reflective sheen and added movement with the amethyst beads.

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Verified Reviewer

03/12/2020

"Great addition to my earring collection"

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I love the design and color.

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Verified Reviewer

02/03/2020

"Return: Not suitable For Me"

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Inka Waka, earrings are larger than I realized when I put in the order. Can wear large earrings depending on the design. However, the Inka Waka also have long length and a stylized design that makes coordinating with most outfits difficult. The earrings look like costume jewelry, probably because in order to make them comfortable too wear they are not solid, are thin with a dark coloring on the back. Decide to return.

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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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