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About this item: Joyous petals open to reveal an Andean gardenia in a necklace by Giuliana Valz-Gen. Exquisitely handcrafted in the filigree style of Catacaos, the .925 sterling silver pendant and snake chain are plated in radiant 21k yellow gold. The 19.75-inch yellow gold plated sterling silver snake chain features a spring-ring clasp.
About our Artist: What really counts is innovation. My designs speak of tradition yet they are modern and feature the harmony between metal, pearls and gemstones. In a way, my work deals with the richness of nature. My motivation comes from a desire to complement female beauty with my designs, which are infused with Peruvian artistry. I was born in Lima on November 9, 1958. As a child, I loved creating my own jewelry to wear at parties, or give to friends as gifts. By the age of 14, I was already wearing my own creations. In college, I signed up for elective courses in jewelry making, where I learned the essentials of the craft. For me, this was a hobby I kept refining and perfecting. I was still taking courses when my husband passed away. At that point, I quit school to seek a steady job to support my young son. That has been the greatest challenge of my life. I decided to set up my own workshop where I could develop my jewelry designs. And it’s a way to rescue ancestral techniques in gold and silver, reproducing colonial designs and fine filigree. I’ve researched the handcrafted jewelry styles developed in Peru over the centuries and have experimented with many great materials that I incorporate into my designs. Of all of those, I prefer Andean opal with its exquisite colors and extraordinary veins….
An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
NOVICA works with Giuliana Valz-Gen to craft this item.
Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.