Open Heart Necklace, Peru

This stunning heart pendant is made of .990 sterling silver filigree.  It's simplicity and elegance make this a truly beautiful piece.

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! 

Heart pendant measures approximately 1 1/4" long (to the longest point)  x 1" wide.

18" sterling silver chain.


The artisans who make this pendant 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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