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Pillar Simple Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Peru

Pillar Simple Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Peru

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-302172

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.

A pillar of sterling silver centers this pendant necklace from Peru, designed by the Kocchiu Brothers. Inspired by themes of simplicity, they accentuate the pendant with a brushed finish that glistens in the light. The pendant centers a contemporary stainless steel wire cable.

  • materials: 925 sterling silver pendant, stainless steel cable
  • Slide lock clasp
  • Brushed-satin finish
17.75 in. L; 1 mm W; Pendant(s): 1.1 in. L x 0.3 in. W x 0.1 in. D

Artisan Information

Kocchiu Brothers

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Nicolas and I, Roberto, where born in Lima but we grew up in Ilo, a port in Peru's southern coast. We weren't fishermen, we actually looked after an olive grove, but our experiences by the sea have had a decided influence in our lives. They are present in our designs.

Art has always been, and will always be, present in our family. Our father did amazing carbon drawings, our aunt Isabel paints, and the piano in grandma's house always gave us great music. Artistic inspiration runs in our family.

"We spent our youth in the bohemian district of Barranco, where we met fine artists, poets, musicians, writers and philosophers that marked our lives. I got a scholarship at an art school in Lima, and I enrolled in a sculpting class for fun more than for any other reason. It became a turning point for me, I realized how art is my life and I enrolled in other courses such as painting, pottery and lost wax jewelry. I had originally wanted to study business administration, and instead I decided to heed the call of art.

"I have been working with Nicolas since 1995, he has a unique patience and calm for making jewelry!

"I am lucky in that my hobby is my profession: I enjoy designing and crafting jewelry so much that I don't really need a hobby. My profession keeps me entertained.

"I think that what stands out from our collections is the fantasy inherent in every design. There are some recognizable influences in our collections, like pre-Inca drawings with their unique figures and geometric forms like the 'waves with stairs' like I like to call them. When I was studying I developed a sense of artistic freedom, where I give free reign to my imagination without being tied to convention. I am also influenced by the Europeans' aesthetic minimalism, and the third factor in my designs is everything that has to do with the sea, warm memories from childhood.

"First comes my life, then comes my art. I cannot fathom my life without creativity, the freedom to express myself through silver. This freedom motivates me to keep creating and it reflects who I am.

"Nicolas and I have been fortunate to have been invited by different organizations that support the development of artisans to show our work in different countries throughout America and Europe.

"Getting started wasn't easy – it never is but I think it's harder when it has to do with art. And that was my biggest challenge. At first it literally was 'for the love of art' and it was a great struggle just to survive. But then with time and experience it all became easier. There are still daily challenges to contend with because learning, evolution and development are constant.

"And so it is that we can offer you jewelry pieces filled with fantasy and originality."

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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