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About this item: The warm glow of natural rose quartz is echoed in these earrings by the settings of 18k rose gold plated sterling silver. Matta in Thailand presents the pretty dangle earrings, which swing from rose gold plated sterling silver hooks. 18k rose gold plated .925 sterling silver earrings and hooks. Earrings measure 1.1″ by 0.4″.
About our Artist: My name is Matta Nandrakwang, I was born and raised in Chiang Rai, the northernmost province in Thailand next to the border with Myanmar (Burma). I grew up appreciating this naturally beautiful area, home to rich and diverse cultures as well as many ancient ethnic tribes. Since the area is rich with gems and the main activity was their trade, I began to learn and develop a passion for the various gemstones. Ever since I was a young girl, I have been enamored with the hill tribe people’s love of jewelry. I regularly saw people around me wearing jewelry. I recall seeing a hill tribe girl my age, seven at the time, wearing beautiful silver jewelry accessorizing her colorful costume. She had silver coins hanging around her face, more silver ornaments on her, as well as beautiful beads. I couldn’t take my eyes off her! I don’t remember exactly what I said to my father about her, but remember clearly that afterwards I got my first gold ring with a little blue star sapphire. I felt I was on top of the world. Years later, when living in Bangkok during my college years, and after working for four years in a public hospital after graduation, I realized that although I liked helping people, I could not see myself being a nurse for the rest of my life. I subsequently left Thailand to travel…
An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
NOVICA works with Matta 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.