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Beaded Green Quartz Earrings, "Nature's Creativity"

Teodoro Melendez and Family share the beauty of green quartz, gem of empathy and... more

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Teodoro Melendez and Family share the beauty of green quartz, gem of empathy and creativity, with the design of these earrings. The earrings are crafted by hand with chip-cut quartz, and they are worn on sterling silver hooks.

.925 Sterling silver

  • 3 grams
  • 0.12 oz
  • 3.6 cm L x 0.6 cm W
  • 1.4" L x 0.2" W

  • Dyed green quartz on sterling silver hooks
  • Hook earrings
  • 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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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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"Nice. Simple"

I liked the color of the stones. I wear them in summer with beach glass ring. They were too long for me, so I made them shorter myself.

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  • Everyday earrings

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"Cute!"

A little smaller than what I expected, but very cute summer earings. Love the color!

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3 Testimonials for Teodoro Melendez and Family

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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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