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Chrysocolla Pyramid Cocktail Ring from Peru, 'Green Pyramid'

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Chrysocolla Pyramid Cocktail Ring from Peru, 'Green Pyramid'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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When designing her jewelry, Peru's Susan Alfaro says she likes "...applying creativity to basic pieces and looking at the same object from different perspectives." For this modern cocktail ring, she elevates a simple triangle shape by adding a pyramid-shaped chrysocolla stone in a bezel setting and accenting it with three metallic spheres. She works with sterling silver which is polished to a brilliant shine.

Made in Peru

  • 925 sterling silver, chrysocolla
  • High polish finish
  • Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • 3 grams
  • 0.10 oz
  • Crown/bezel: 1.5 cm L x 1.2 cm W x 0.7 cm H
  • Crown/bezel: 0.6" L x 0.5" W x 0.3" H
  • Band width: 3 mm W
  • Band width: 3 mm W
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Susan Alfaro

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Susan Alfaro from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Susan Alfaro

Susan Alfaro

“What I enjoy most is being able to choose, polish and shape those quartzes and other minerals I’ve loved ever since I was a child.”

“My name is Susan Alfaro and I was born in Lima. As a child, I lived in various mining camps throughout Peru because of... my father’s job as a mining engineer. It was a wonderful experience for me because I got to see first-hand the diversity of my country. I lived in Cerro de Pasco, Oroya, Cajamarca, Arequipa and other cities.

“As a child, I liked to look for quartz or other minerals in the mines for hours. I also love to draw and I loved seeing the jewelry the women wore. In Lima, I learned from an uncle who created pieces with gold and silver and showed me how to look for different shapes of silver and taught me how to draw. I enjoyed going to his workshop and seeing the different molds and semi-precious stones he would handle.

“After high school, I studied economics and then specialized in finance while attending grad school in Spain. It was there that I found the opportunity to develop what I enjoy the most, designing jewelry and working with quartz. I took a silversmith course in Madrid which completely fascinated me and so began my personal search to focus solely on jewelry design. What I enjoy most is being able to choose, polish and shape those quartzes and other minerals I’ve loved ever since I was a child. I can say that my hobby has been looking for quartzes ever since I was a little girl.

“One of the experiences that marked me as a child was when we lived in the mines during the 1980s. During that time, Peru had many internal conflicts and terrorism. On one occasion, we had to escape the terrorists that invaded our mining camp. But I look at the positive side of things and I feel fortunate to have lived through so many lovely things. I’m also a little distracted since I’ve had many silly experiences, like this one time I was in a parking lot and wanted to open the door to a car that looked a lot like mine and didn’t realize it was another car with someone inside.

“In 2011, I returned to Peru, and since 2013, I’ve worked on creating my own designs. It has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I have a small workshop in my home where I work with silver, gold, quartzes, minerals and semi-precious stones.

“My inspiration comes from the shapes of the universe and is also a fusion of astral shapes and Incan culture. I like applying creativity to basic pieces and looking at the same object from different perspectives. The challenge is to always improve and change the vision.”

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
FINDING YOUR SIZE

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BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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