Hamsa Turquoise Filigree Necklace - sterling silver, Peru

This stunning hamsa/hand pendant is made of .990 sterling silver filigree and it comes on an 18" sterling silver chain.  The hamsa is worn as a symbol of protection in many traditions throughout the world.

Filigree is an intricate form of ornamental jewel work made by intertwining silver or gold wire.  It is very light weight and is meant to look as delicate as lace.  It is what makes Peruvian jewelry so beautiful and unique.

Measures 1 1/8" long.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

The female 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 much more than before.  They are highly skilled craftswomen, who have also learned to design their own jewelry.


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