Turquoise Wrap Ring - Mexican Alpaca Silver
A unique piece of modern art for the hand, this striking wrap ring is made by the women artisans in Taxo, Mexico, an area long known for its silversmithing. The ring is made from the malleable metal alpaca silver, a lead-free pewter alloy that does not tarnish, and accented with three pieces of turquoise.
- Due to the nature of the metal, the ring is adjustable by slightly squeezing or opening the wrap
- The size and color of the pieces of stone will vary as turquoise is a natural stone
- The width of the back of the ring is 1 cm wide and the width of the front of the ring is 2.5 cm wide.
- As a Fair Trade product, all persons involved in its production make a fair wage.
About the Artisan
The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone Mexican fashion jewelry. Art Camp, short for Artesanas Campesinas or rural women artisans, is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group continues to introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, surviving a collapse in the 1990's in the marketability of their pieces with the influx of jewelry from other countries to the US market.
The women have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. The jewelry product range includes semi-precious stones, shells, or tiny flowers captured in resin accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals. The tradition of fine Mexican jewelry is present in each piece.