These stunning, delicate earrings, handcrafted by Peruvian women artisans, are made of sterling silver filigree and freshwater pearls. 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.
Sterling silver with .990 filigree and freshwater pearl (pearl colors may vary slightly).
Measures approximately 1" 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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