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Handcrafted Oval Amber and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, 'Ancient Pools'

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Handcrafted Oval Amber and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, 'Ancient Pools'

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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Ovals of rich, warm amber are showcased in this pair of handcrafted drop earrings designed by Paola Lopez of Mexico. The amber cabochons are set in sterling silver, with a decorative edge reminiscent of curled ribbon.

Natural amber is a fossilized resin, and no two pieces are alike in shape and color. Bits of moss and plant life may be seen within droplets of true amber.

Made in Mexico

  • 925 sterling silver, amber
  • Post earrings
  • High polish finish
  • Natural amber will vary in size, shape, color and inclusions
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • 2 grams
  • 0.07 oz
  • 1.3 cm L x 1 cm W x 0.5 cm D
  • 0.5" L x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
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Paola Lopez

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Paola Lopez from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Paola Lopez

Paola Lopez

"When I decided to dedicate my time to jewelry and to create my own collections, my family wasn't too convinced… But my husband always believed in me and, together, we launched our project."

"I'm a jewelry designer. I was born in 1990 in Chiapas. Some of my family members are artisans who work in Mexican... amber, and most of my designs feature this honey-gold fossil.

"My mother always wore jewelry and I loved seeing the infinity of designs in her collection. She always looked lovely. Soon afterward, I realized that I loved designing and I began creating jewelry featuring amber.

"My boyfriend, who later became my husband, taught me the crafting techniques he knew. My first jewelry was very simple but that's how I got my start. Today, I'm able to teach the people who collaborate with me in my workshop.

"To understand some of the techniques, it has been fundamental that others teach me. The rest is a matter of practice. Although it has taken many hours of my time, it's been a marvelous experience because designing is my passion.

"I work with my husband, who looks after sales and bookkeeping, and I take care of designing and working with the artisans. They are creative, dedicated and passionate about their work.

"In addition to Mexican amber, I work with gemstones, minerals and crystals, but amber predominates. I use gold, silver and gold-plated metals. "I'd love to learn more about working with precious metals and make our designs absolutely exquisite. I want our amber to be seen as the precious material that it is.

"When I decided to dedicate my time to jewelry and to create my own collections, my family wasn't too convinced. They didn't think I'd do it and they didn't stand behind me. But my husband always believed in me and, together, we launched our project.

"Little by little, our debts overtook us due to our investment in materials and our earnings came in so slowly that I felt as though I was suffocating. But we didn't lose hope and we got through this together.

"Afterward, the family also believed in our project and gave us their support. But for us, our faith in God was the most important factor and we didn't give up.

"I hope to be able to expand my collection and dream of my designs gaining recognition. Because we work with a fossil resin, difficult to mine, I'd love to be able to recycle amber from older jewelry and give it a new look in new settings.

"The best moments in my life have been spent with my husband and family. I remember when we'd travel together, my husband, my faithful companion — all the laughter we shared, his mischief and the jokes we'd play on each other. This is the ingredient that adds flavor to life.

"I like to think that our workshop has been a benefit to the community in some way. We purchase amber mined here and I've also been able to offer work to young people, which contributes to our local economy."

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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

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

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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