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Lovebirds Gourd Heart Shaped Necklace

Lovebirds Gourd Heart Shaped Necklace

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-174491

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.

This necklace of lovebirds surrounded by floral stars portrays a beautiful nighttime serenade. Peru's Fabiana Quispe carves the imagery on a dried mate gourd which she sets in a voluptuous heart-shaped pendant. Crafted by hand with sterling silver, the necklace is a tribute to endless love.

  • Sterling silver
  • Mate Gourd
  • Heart Shaped Pendant
  • Spring ring clasp
  • 19.25" L chain
  • Handmade in & fairly traded form Peru


Artisan Information

Fabiana Quispe

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I come from the Quispe Family, other featured artists, and I learned by watching my father at work as well as other artisans in my village. I enjoyed creating my own designs and eventually I decided to be immersed in the wonderful world of jewelry.

When I first started, I crafted small pieces with simple designs to gain practice and be able to earn and save enough to buy my own materials and tools. I began to work alongside my parents and relatives in 2001 but, now that I have my own family, I decided to become independent so that I could provide for them.

"One of the most interesting lessons to learn was about polishing. I could polish everything except for the actual jewelry — my nails would end up being polished, or I would end up perforating the silver! Now I'm proud to say I'm an expert when it comes to polishing.

"I've always enjoyed all kinds of manual crafts like knitting, embroidery, sewing, and baking, but in the end making jewelry wins above all.

"I tell people I have the best job in the world and I give it my all — my patience, my love and my hard work — in order to achieve the best quality possible.

"I'm motivated by a desire to highlight women's beauty and personality through my designs and creations. What I'm trying to transmit are new jewelry ideas, because in Peru we are capable of crafting all types of jewelry so they are available to all.

"To me, this art form is a way to express our ideas through our different designs and the love that we feel for it. I have exhibited my work in Lima and throughout the country.

"We are simple, humble people looking for a way to get ahead. All of our jewelry is crafted with love and high professional standards."

Supplier Information

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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.

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