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Modern Orbit Modern Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet from Mexico

Modern Orbit Modern Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet from Mexico

Regular price $73.95
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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-358232

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.

Bending the light in creative ways, an oval pendant centers this modern bracelet from Mexico. In the style of Taxco silversmithing, artisan duo Graeme and Philip Watson create this sterling silver bracelet, circling the wrist with a simple sterling band.

  • materials: 925 sterling silver
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • High polish finish
7.25 in. L x 0.9 in. W; Pendant(s): 0.9 in. L x 0.9 in. W

Artisan Information

Graeme and Philip Watson

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Update (August, 2019)

"We have known you only a short time. But from the beginning, we loved the opportunity to show our jewelry and to make Taxco's silversmithing techniques even more well-known. We've managed to create a family workshop where we create designs of the highest quality, with many satisfied shoppers in different parts of the world.

"We work together as father and son. Philip coordinates the communications, and I feel very proud of that, Graeme says.

"One of the biggest challenges — and one that has shaped us — has been that, some years ago we lost a large part of our capital, and that nearly took us to bankruptcy. We had to close our workshop and start again from scratch. It was vital that we work together, my son and I.

"We have grown significantly. Our goal is always to provide quality jewelry. This is a goal that is always latent and requires direct communication with all of you.

"We are very grateful for your enthusiasm. We will continue to surprise you with beautiful quality designs that are a part of us."

Original Artisan Story

"My process begins with melting the pure silver that we purchase from providers in Taxco, alloying it with copper to give the metal a better consistency to work with. This is why it's called .925 sterling silver. Once the metal is smelted, the silver sheet is passed through a laminator in order to obtain wires, bands, etc. Once we have the metal and we are ready to work with it, the sheet is is trimmed and shaped, and and every part is polished. Bracelets and necklaces are assembled using wires that are half-round, square or triangular. We solder the silver using a gas blowtorch, giving forms to the jewelry. The sizes and product specifications are checked to see if any corrections are necessary. Once made, the jewelry is submerged in nitric acid to clean them and maintain their brilliance. After, if they have any gemstones, they are added according to the design. Finally, the pieces are polished by hand with cotton cloth on a polisher with a small motor and a special paste that smooths the surface and brings out the silver's shine.

"My collections are based on everything that surrounds me, such as nature and its shapes. Creating elegant and accessible jewelry has always attracted me, and embellishing someone with a personal touch is marvelous. One of the greatest challenges is maintaining the quality of our work, which has taken us many years to perfect.

"Today, I work with my son Philip, who is in charge of the technological and business aspects. We work with artisans from the region who show a great love for what they do every day. In this way, we preserve the traditions of silver in this magical place. We hope to continue consolidating our success with the creation of jewelry with my family."

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.

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