⚑ This Flag Day Donate to Support Veterans & Their Pets
Skip to product information
1 of 5

Honey Droplets Amber Beaded Necklace

Honey Droplets Amber Beaded Necklace

Regular price $107.95
Sale price $107.95 Regular price
Sale Sold out

Calculating your impact…

SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-308668

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

For those occasions when you need a statement-making accessory, look no further than this handmade amber beaded necklace from Mexico's Juan Garcia. At the center of the necklace a tightly clustered grouping of beads shimmers in various honey, dark brown, and tawny shades.

  • Amber & sterling silver
  • Toggle clasp
  • Natural amber will vary in size, shape, color and inclusions
  • 20.5" in Length
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Mexico


Artisan Information

Juan Garcia

Shop all Juan Garcia products

Update (June, 2019)

I've worked with you since 2017. These years have been enormously surprising and have improved my income.

I began creating amber jewelry from a young age, and it is as beautiful as my village. When I first started working with you, improving my quality was a challenge, but you helped me see how each detail could be used to make a stupendous piece of jewelry. Sharing the details of this beautiful tradition has been a challenge, from the extraction of amber to polishing and working the stone, transmitting the value of the jewelry to each shopper who is pleased with my work.

When I saw that I could make a living through my my art, I said 'Now, I've made it.' Seeing the result of my work pleases me greatly. I don't work all by myself — members of my family also help. And, when a piece is sold, it carries a part of them too.

You have helped me sustain my family in an incredible way. They tell me that I'm the most successful artisan in Chiapas. I always participate in amber expos, and I am proud that amber is the source of my income. < br>
Original Artisan Story

I was born and raised in a small Maya town in Chiapas. From the time I was 14, I've crafted jewelry in silver and amber. My parents taught me. While I was learning, I'd practice with a piece of charcoal to shape it like a gem and polish it. This was something I really enjoyed doing.

My workshop is in my home and, like my parents did, I'm teaching my children. I like seeing my family help in the workshop. My children polish the silver, my wife does some designing and also sets the gems while I cut and shape the amber. As I work, I imagine how the design will look when it's finished. I have to be careful not to cut myself with the sharp diamond blades.

My feelings while working inspire me to express this in my designs. Other times, I craft jewelry that is seasonal or that sells well.

People in my community have worked with amber for many, many years. Southeastern Mexico has a number of amber mines. Once I visited one of them. We descended for more than 600 yards when I began feeling as though I couldn't get my breath. I was getting desperate and tried to run out, but I slipped and fell all the way back down. It was terrifying! Today, I laugh about it. Actually, it's memories like this that make me enjoy my work.

For me, the growth of my community is a priority. I like to help other artisans all I can and lend materials to neighbors who are jewelers. I also purchase the amber from mines in the area. My greatest wish is to send my children to college but, at the same time, I encourage them to continue the family's jewelry arts.

Supplier Information

Shop all NOVICA products

NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

View full details
Customers Also Viewed

Step Into Summer Sale

Recommended Just For You

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)