Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Beaded Pendant Necklace, "Rose Lady"
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Teodoro Melendez and Family of Peru design and craft an unparalleled sterling silver and rose quartz pendant necklace featuring a dreamy pale pink shade you can wear with almost everything. The artisans take gleaming round sterling silver beads, let them mingle with the rougher texture of sterling silver rings in a hammered finish and add a ladylike touch with smooth rose quartz beads. The necklace's beaded pendant hangs from a figaro chain with a hook clasp.
- 43 grams
- 1.50 oz
- Necklace length: 48 cm L
- Necklace length: 19" L
- Necklace width: 5 mm
- Necklace width: 5 mm
- Pendant: 2.2 cm L x 20 cm W x 2.2 cm D
- Pendant: 0.9" L x 7.75" W x 0.9" D
- 925 sterling silver, rose quartz
- S-hook or hook clasp
- Combination finish
- Figaro chain
- Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
- Gemstone may have inclusions; this is normal and does not indicate a defect
- Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
- Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
- Made in Peru.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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.