Alpaca Silver Overlay Cuff Bracelet - Four Bar Design
Handcrafted in high-quality alpaca silver, this classic cuff bracelet is skillfully made by women artisans in Mexico.
- Measures: Approximately .75-inches wide.
- Features a clean, simple 4-bar design.
- 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.
The Artisana Collection represents work from multiple artists in the famous Taxco region of Mexico, best known for it’s silver jewelry. The artisans continue to produce traditional jewelry much like their ancestors. The groups who produce jewelry in this collection have formed cooperatives to pool together their talent and resources – the result has been a positive impact for the individual artisans and a bigger impact on the community. Global Crafts works with a cooperative in the region that is made up of 26 jewelry makers who work collaboratively to sell a beautiful collection of jewelry. Artisans use a wide range of beautiful materials that range from abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver, Taxco silver, and much more. The group has achieved stable income for many members of its community. This has led to community initiatives that include support of local schools and programming geared towards the youth. Artisans often work out of their homes and are paid fair wages. The Fair Trade jewelry is not only beautiful, but each purchase helps to transform lives.