These lightweight, double circle earrings are classic beauties!
Made of Alpaca silver, also known as nickel silver or German silver.
1-1/4” diameter, hangs at 2”.
Please note that these earrings are hand-soldered, meaning you'll likely see some slight color variation where the metals are joined together. It's part of what makes them handmade!
Made under Fair Trade principles in Tecapulco, Mexico.
These beautiful earrings are made in the small community of Tecapulco, Mexico, near the picturesque city of Taxco, nestled in the mountains between Mexico City and Acapulco.
This area has been known for silver mining and smithing since the days of Cortés. There was a reinvigoration of the silver smithing craft here in the 1920s onwards. Though most silver jewelry is made by men, this cooperative of 12 artisans is mostly women!
Paula runs the cooperative. Some of the women were taught the craft by their fathers, others were taught by women in the group. These women can work from home and be paid fairly for their work. They are proud to keep this craft alive as it has been passed down through the generations.
The wholesale organization makes sure that artisan partners are paid two to four times minimum wage and have health insurance benefits.