Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Earrings from Peru, "Killa Moon"
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For this lavish pair of dangle earrings, Peruvian artisan Tiberio Gonzales draws inspiration from the beauty of the moon, or "killa" in Quechua. He chooses two gleaming cabochons of natural blue-green chrysocolla, cradled by sterling silver wire that is carefully handcrafted by local artisans.
- 3 grams
- 0.11 oz
- 3.8 cm L x 1.3 cm W x 0.4 cm D
- 1.5" L x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Tiberio Gonzales has received a $2150 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to buy gemstones and sterling silver for his jewelry business.
Tiberio's wife and three grown children work in the family workshop. He helps to pay for the education of his grandchildren.