A New Leaf Earrings - Sterling Silver, Peru

These stunning earrings, handcrafted by Peruvian women artisans, are made of sterling silver filigree.  Filigree is an intricate form of ornamental jewel work made by intertwining silver or gold wire.  It is what makes Peruvian jewelry so beautiful and unique.

.950 Sterling silver with .990 sterling silver filigree

Measures approximately 1 1/4" long

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

The artisans who make these earrings used to work 80 hours a week in jewelry factories, earning $115 a month. Several years ago they joined a Fair Trade Cooperative and now are running their own business, earning many times more than before.  They are highly skilled craftswomen, who have also learned to design their own jewelry.


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