Handcrafted in high-quality alpaca silver by women artisans in Mexico, these beautiful abalone shell earrings are set in skillfully designed metalwork.
- Measures: Approximately 2-inches by .5-inches.
- Sterling silver, hypoallergenic hooks.
- Natural, iridescent sheen and bold colors of abalone shell, which is an organic gemstone harvested from sealife.
- The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design, sizing and weight. Variations will occur from piece to piece, measurements may vary slightly.
The Story Behind the Art:
Renowned for its rich history and Old World beauty, Taxco, Mexico is known for it's masterful silver artistry, using high-quality sterling silver or alpaca silver.
The Artisana Collection represents work from multiple artists in this famous region of Mexico, offering a wide range of styles from traditional to more whimsical, using beautiful, natural materials such as abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, flowers, and more to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
About The Artisan:
The UPA (Union of Small Farmers) has taken to the streets with a clear claim and is that the Spanish agricultural sector does not guarantee a fair price that allows at least cover production costs.
Most of the products are still sold at the same price as 30 years ago. And even in some cases at lower prices.
However, the costs assumed by farmers (energy, supplies, labor costs, livestock feed, etc.) have been updated, rising considerably.
The first and great proposal that comes from the countryside is the application of certain legislative changes that they consider urgent, such as the prohibition of selling at losses throughout the food chain.
Also, legally define what is considered a fair price for perishable products that are linked to production costs.