Oaxaca Master Filigree Artist CARLOS GUTIERREZ Hand Filigree 925 "Arracada" Hoop Earrings

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Oaxaca Master Filigree Artist CARLOS GUTIERREZ Hand Filigree 925 "Arracada" Hoop Earrings

215.00


DESCRIPTION:

Carlos was brought up in a Oaxaca household environment,where the old European 1700's style filigree was part of the techniques learned & used, by way of his master metalsmith father.

Filigree is an art & has become a lost art at that & not all that do it,can do it at this level..It is very time consuming to do & takes time & a whole lot of passion.The finer the wire,the more time..This is as fine as you can get,without losing the integrity of the metal.

It's not just the wire that makes his filigree jewelry stand above the rest,but it's those additional little things he does,that go from giving the metal a textured 'saw' like technique, to the "diamond cut" he apply's for a little added faceted sparkle when the light hits...(See photo 5) And lastly,his precision!! (See photos 2,3,4)

These are an 'Arracada' earring known to Oaxaca & rather than them hanging face front,they face sideways.There are 3 circular filigree sections that fit into the wide to narrow fitting.Each circular wiring,is circled at the same size,so these are exact,otherwise the design is thrown off.

Carlos even made the mechanism part for the ear hook that locks!!! The sterling is lightly oxidized,so you can wear these with your new or old!

The size is perfect for the woman who cant bare the weight of a heavy earring,but loves a  nice looking earring & especially one made with the power of the hand,rather than machine!

They have "Oaxaca" written all over them & will go with a cultural Mexican outfit,as they will with a urban designer dress!!

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ARTIST: CARLOS GUTIERREZ FOR PLATA DE SANTA FE JEWELRY

METAL:STERLING

METAL FINISH:  OXIDIZED

LENGTH: 1/2" X  3/4" (hoop opening,side to side)

COMBINED WEIGHT: 5.8 GRAMS 

PIERCED STYLE:WIRE 

HALLMARK:925

TECHNIQUE: FILIGRANA~DIAMOND CUTTING~MAKING EAR HOOK MECHANISM

STYLE: OAXACA "ARRACADA" HOOP EARRINGS