Bag
Your cart is currently empty
Back to Inspired Gifts

Modern Circular Silver Pendant Necklace from Brazil, 'Modern Ouroboros'

Product ID: U64996

Curate

Modern Circular Silver Pendant Necklace from Brazil, 'Modern Ouroboros'

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

Details

Inspired by the symbolism of the Ouroboros, which depicts a snake eating its own tail, Brazilian artisan Marcela Cavalcanti creates a modern pendant necklace. Circling the neck with a long, adjustable cord of brown suede, this necklace culminates in a circular pendant that is handcrafted from 950 silver.

Made in Brazil

  • 950 silver, suede cord
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Matte finish
  • Adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 7 grams
  • 0.25 oz
  • Necklace length: 60 cm min L - x 86 cm max L
  • Necklace length: 23.5" min L - x 34" max L
  • Necklace width: 3 mm W
  • Necklace width: 3 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 4.7 cm L x 4.8 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 1.9" L x 1.9" W
View in metric units View in US/English units

Product Reviews By Customers

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

Quantity

Triple 'Win' Pricing

Marcela Cavalcanti

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Marcela Cavalcanti from Brazil.

 

Meet the Artist

Marcela Cavalcanti

Marcela Cavalcanti

"I hope to strike a healthy balance between my personal and professional life... thus forming a rich repertoire to use in my creations.”

“I began working with jewelry in 2013, when I launched my brand. I participated in my first fair and exhibited the... designs to quite a few people.

“I had my first contact with jewelry when I was just a child. My mother was a jeweler and had a small studio on the balcony of our house in Rio de Janeiro. There, I watched in awe as shapes, volumes and objects appeared from what had been just been metal. This alchemy fascinated me - the transformation of the elements, the use of the torch fire, the acids.... It was all magical for my childhood curiosity, and stimulation for the senses mixed with affection and admiration for my mother. Total enchantment.

“In college, I studied production of cultural events where I came into contact with different cultures, ways of expression and ways of experiencing the world. This piqued my curiosity and interest in the artistic impulse of the human being. After graduation, I worked briefly with theater production but soon realized that this was not the way I would take. I decided to take a course in gold-smithing as a hobby, to release the stress of work, and that ended up taking a much larger space than I expected. It was incredible to be able to use the power of my hands to create something that would be used by others. Something that could become part of the wearer’s identity and be passed on as treasure from generation to generation. This motivated me to finally quit production and work exclusively as a jeweler.

“My mother was my first teacher. I made my first wedding ring as a child. When I finally decided to take a course as an adult, I signed up for Professor Armando Barbosa's classes; his guidance and generosity led me to learn and greatly respect the craft of gold work.

“I do not believe that you have mastered gold work, nor that it will happen someday. The universe of jewelry is practically inexhaustible, with several techniques and possibilities yet to be unveiled. I haven't taught yet, but I feel it may be a future possibility.

“I mainly use silver as a raw material, combining it with natural gemstones and cultured pearls. Silver is a laborious but rewarding material. A piece of silver jewelry lasts almost forever, as any damage to it can be repaired. It's not me who makes the raw material. I buy the raw silver and copper from certified suppliers and make the alloy in the studio. Any unused silver left from a project can be melted again and turned into something new, so there is almost full utilization of the material.

“Understanding the possibilities and limitations of metal is part of the fun. Knowing how to dialogue with it to achieve the initial goal of the project, and understanding that changes are possible along the way - this is the greatest pleasure I have at work. At the same time, it is a large part of the challenge, as hand and metal must be constantly negotiated for the project to work. Not being able to do something I originally intended can be frustrating but, most of the time, the end result is more interesting than the initial idea.

“My inspiration comes mainly from the human being in all his diversity and creative ability. Our need is to materialize the subjective, to produce things beyond their usefulness, to make our mark on the world, to make art. Thus, music, literature, dance, fine arts, architecture, and sculpture - the creative spirit of the human being is what inspires me.

“I live with my boyfriend, but we have no children yet. We intend to! For now, we're practicing with our dog, Nanjing.

“I feel I’m a very privileged person, I have always had the full support of my family and friends and I think I have never had a really difficult time. But the question of my profession was once a great anguish. Although I loved my college experience and the courses I took, working as a producer did not contemplate, reward, or offer me the lifestyle I hoped to have. After a few years of insistence, giving up this path and finding a professionally fulfilling craft in jewelry was a huge relief.

“I want my work to win over the world and reach as many people as possible. I want to be able to exercise my creativity and materialize my worldview in my plays, work with interesting people and create networks of collaboration and sharing of knowledge and doings. I hope to strike a healthy balance between my personal and professional life, so that I can always be nourished by experiences, travel, art and culture, thus forming a rich repertoire to use in my creations.”

More from this artist

View All

PREVIOUSLY VIEWED

This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING!

This item ships with a free artist storycard, so you can remember who you impacted today. Customized gift messages are also available with every order.

We want you to be 100% satified with your order, so if you are not completely happy with your item, you can return it within 60 days of receiving it.

Return instructions

We pack, ship, certify and 100% guarantee the quality of this item. Watch this video to see how.

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Artists love to get backorders. Placing a backorder ensures that the artisan will do their best to create and deliver your item to our local office for shipment.

Although we cannot guarantee availability, we do expect to be able to fill the order within the timeframe indicated. But sometimes life happens - special materials may not be immediately available to the artist, or there might be some other circumstance beyond our control that could delay the shipment.

If for any reason we are unable to ship the item within the timeframe indicated, we will notify you.

In the unlikely even that we are unable to ship the item within the timeframe indicated, we will contact you and provide an updated delivery window.

This item has a special shipping flat fee which means that due to bulk, duties, or other special requirements, the item will be shipped to you via one of our special one-rate services. Shipping is only available to the United States (lower 48 States only).

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.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!

DOWNLOAD

We refer to these items as "discounted wholesale". Such items carry a deeper wholesale discount than other items, and have greater potential to provide your business with healthier resale margins.

Premium gift wrapping

Turn your gift-giving into an art form with our new premium gift wrapping service!

Delivering a beautiful handmade treasure, wrapped by hand in exquisite packaging will make your gifts truly unforgettable.

Above all, it's EASY! Just select the premium gift wrapping option during checkout and we do the rest. No more last minute worries about presentation - your gifts will be the best dressed every time!

Most premium gift wrap is only $3.95 - $5.95 per item.

Select your gift wrap option during checkout

Select your gift wrap option during checkout

Go premium for jewelry gifts!

Go premium for jewelry gifts!

Triple 'Win' Pricing

UNICEF Market offers triple win pricing, where YOU the consumer, Children from around the world, and Artisans all benefit.

WIN # 1 You Save!

Handmade goods from developing nations usually pass through a series of intermediaries before being purchased by retail consumers. Each of these intermediaries adds cost to the product, and that cost is passed on to the customer. UNICEF USA partnered with NOVICA, who works directly with artists through their regional offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America, allowing purchases from UNICEF Market to go directly from the artisans to fulfilling customer orders. By skipping steps in the traditional supply chain, you can buy high quality items for less than the regular retail prices.

WIN # 2 Children Benefit!

Each item purchased from UNICEF Market will benefit UNICEF's programs that provide lifesaving nutrition, medicine, education, clean water, emergency relief and more to children in need.

You can learn more about UNICEF's work, on About UNICEF.

WIN # 3 Artisans Profit!

UNICEF Market artisans set their own prices and control their own businesses. UNICEF Market offers artisans a free platform to sell their work throughout the United States.

Back to Top