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Alpaca Silver Choker Necklace w/Sodalite Stone Teardrop

SKU: j11-142

 • Product Size: 16" L  x  0.75" W

Hand Made

Product Origin

Edwin Herrera, Cusco Peru

Beautiful choker length alpaca silver and stone necklace features a teardrop center stone of deep Peruvian Sodalite blue streaked with lighter blue layers, suspended from a curved silver collar chain embellished with a single silver-tone bead. Please note that the silver-tone bead above the teardrop is smaller than the one pictured. Small silver beads separate the smaller lapis lazuli beads. Lobster claw closure. Peru.

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  • Alpaca jewelry is made from alpaca, an alloy often used to replace silver. Alpaca consists of 55 percent copper, 20 percent nickel, 20 percent zinc and 5 percent tin. Alpaca is also referred to as nickel, nickel-copper plating or most commonly, alpaca silver. Alpaca jewelry is made from this alpaca alloy. Because the alloy resembles silver in looks and is less expensive, alpaca silver is a popular material used in jewelry production. Alpaca jewelry is easy to care for as it does not tarnish as easily or as deeply as sterling silver and is easier to clean. Plated with sterling silver, alpaca jewelry is both durable and beautiful, making it a high quality product.
  • Edwin Herrera, Cusco Peru

    <p>Edwin Herrera Salinas, lives in Cusco, Peru with his wife Nilda, and daughter, Camila. Carrying on in the family tradition, Edwin was schooled on styles and techniques of jewelry making by his parents. Over the last ten years, Edwin became enthralled with the pre-Incan <em>Moche</em> <em>Lambayeque</em> cultures of Northern Coastal Peru and captures some of their legends and symbols in his jewelry. Originally interested in painting, Edwin dabbled in the techniques and the beautifully transparent palette of water colors which have carried over into his work as a jewelry maker.</p>

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