Handcrafted Mexican Alpaca Silver and Turquoise Cube Bracelet - Fair Trade Mexico
$36.99 In StockMJLB02_219016
Bring the Aztec love of turquoise and traditional Mexican craftsmanship to your wrist with our Alpaca Silver and Turquoise bracelet. Handcrafted by women in a Fair Trade cooperative in Mexico, this bracelet brings much-needed income and reliable work to these skilled women.
Each beautiful Fair Trade bracelet is comprised of delicate Alpaca silver links with eight small hand cast squares inlaid with blue turquoise. Show off your Aztec style and proudly support the ethical treatment of artisans.
- Link design with eight small hand cast squares inlaid with turquoise
- Made of Alpaca silver
- Measures 8.5 inches in length
- Toggle clasp with three size options
- Supports Mexican Fair Trade artisans
Meet the Artisans
|The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. ArtCamp, short for Artesanas Campesinas (or rural female artisans), is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group constantly introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, even surviving a collapse in the marketability of their pieces in the 1990’s after jewelry from other countries flooded the US market. The artisans have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. Their product range includes semi-precious stones, shells, and even tiny flowers captured in resin. Each piece is accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals, and represents the tradition of fine Mexican jewelry .|