These intricate sterling silver Mexican love bird earrings were handmade in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico by a native "chiapaneco" designer named, Arturo Cáceres. Arturo harnesses his passion for his country and traditional artistry to create "folk chic" jewelry which utilizes indigenous techniques and vintage jewels to create wearable contemporary art that shows appreciation for its heritage. His inspiration comes from his travels around his country where he also acquires materials to use in his creations like amber, tropical seeds, mother of pearl, coconut wood, indigenous fabrics and .925 silver. His pieces are featured in some of Mexico's most important museums. I fell in love with his designs the minute I saw them, and I hope you will too! Enjoy these special earrings from a part of our world less traveled!
- 2” L x 1” W
- Made with .925 sterling silver (stamped) with turquoise stone embellishments
- Love birds, flower detail and dangling sterling silver and quartz stone beads - Frida Kahlo would have loved this design (hence the included picture of her)
- Hook pierced back with latch
- Handcrafted in Chiapas, Mexico and Designed by Arturo Cáceres
** Of the extra pictures one is of the charming and colorful main walking street in San Cristóbal de las Casas where I curated these remarkable pieces. The other is of the lovely Juana whom I met during my stay in Chiapas. She spends her days making and selling zapatista, chiapaneca and animal dolls made of wool. She makes me look like a giant!