"I love nature, and this is why I appreciate handcrafted works made from the earth's gifts, like silver and gemstones. I transform them into… designs that reflect my Inca heritage.""I'm Luis Banda Castañeda, but my friends call me Lucho. I was born in Lima on July 22, 1954. My childhood was spent appreciating the beauty of nature, like the Pacific Ocean with its diversity of colors in its waters, fish, sand, rocks and sunsets. When I began to travel, I'd go to the Andes where I came into contact with the culture of my ancestors, the Inca. Then I visited the Amazon rainforest with its people's different kinds of art. I began collecting handicrafts and jewelry from all these areas.
"I studied economy in the university and then my work took me to Europe where I began to sell Peruvian craftwork. When I returned to Lima, I started a business to import radio transmitters for the communications industry. A few years later, I moved to the United States where I had a furniture store. But two years later when I went back to Peru, I began designing jewelry and then went on to craft everything I see in silver and precious stones.
"Some of my friends tell me I'm a dreamer. I tell them that the only way to create is first to dream. You can even dream while you're awake in order to create something!
"I love nature, and this is why I appreciate handcrafted works made from the earth's gifts, like silver and gemstones. I transform them into original jewelry designs that reflect my Inca heritage."
21 items by Luis Banda
Goddess of the LakesSterling Silver Squared Modern Hoop Earrings
Length: 0.8" x 0.7" W$29.99
SpellboundSterling silver hoop earrings
Length: 2" x 1.9" W x 0.1" D
Goddess of HealthModern Handmade Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Size: 1.7" Diam.$54.99
Swing and SwaySterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Sliding Rings from Peru
Length: 0.9" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D$39.99
TogethernessPeruvian Sterling Silver Modern Handmade Wrap Bracelet
Size: 6.75" Inner Circ. x 0.6" W$69.99
Luminous OrbitsArtisan Crafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Size: 2" H x 1.9" Diam.
IrresistiblePeruvian Sterling Silver Modern Wrap Bracelet
Size: 6.75" Inner Circ. x 0.6" W
Golden LentilContemporary Silver Button Earrings Bathed in 18k Gold
Size: 0.5" Diam.$39.99
Airy LeavesSterling Silver Leaves and Berries Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 2.2" x 1" W x 0.2" D$29.99
Delightful CatCat-Themed Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.7" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D$29.99
Delightful CatCat-Themed Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Peru
Size: 18 to 20 inches$29.99
Delightful CatCat-Themed Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet from Peru
Size: 6.75" L (end to end)$54.99
Lavish HeartsHeart-Shaped Gold Plated Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D$39.99
Sophisticated Twist18K Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Wrapped Hoop Earrings
Size: 1.6" Diam.
Goddess of FertilityModern Handmade Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 1.1" W
EnigmaSterling silver hoop earrings
Size: 1.1" Diam.
GlowHandcrafted Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Airy LeavesLeafy 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 1" W x 0.2" D$34.99
Shining StarPetite Sterling Silver Star Earrings Bathed in 18k Gold
Length: 0.5" x 0.5" W$39.99
Hummingbird NestModern Necklace and Earrings Set Crafted of Andean Silver
AttractionModern Polished Sterling Silver Wrap Bracelet
Size: 6.75" Inner Circ.
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