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castillo gold dipped lace earrings

by Tulianna and Alejandra Garces $68.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

A Golden Opportunity

Make a rare and romantic statement with Tulianna and Alejandra Garces' earrings that combine the timeless qualities of lace and gold. In a painstaking process taking several days, Colombian artisans transform lace into stunning, finely-detailed jewelry. The process is entirely done by hand: pieces of lace are cut and sewn, dipped in wax to seal and reinforce them, then in a layer of copper, and finally in 24k gold. The piece is then brushed by hand, clearing every void of the lace from excess metal to preserve its subtle detail. Finally, a lacquer is brushed onto each piece to protect its delicate beauty. The resulting pieces are glittering tributes to the traditional art of lacemaking, and gorgeous statements to add to your accessory collection.

Click here to see the Castillo Gold Dipped Lace Necklace.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
25612
Made from
gold, Copper, Lace
Measurements
2.75" L x 1" W
Notes
Care: As with any fine piece of jewelry, please don't keep in sealed plastic bags, don't get wet, or use any chemical cleaners, or perfumes or creams. If it gets wet, please air dry, or pat dry with a soft cloth.
  • the maker

Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

Tulianna Garces immigrated to the US from Columbia in 1985 after her first daughter, Alejandra was born, though she never forgot her home and the devastation that more than fifty years of civil war can have on an innocent population. Working with local communities in New England, she began teaching children from low income families everything from theater to printmaking. It was here that she witnessed first hand the power and inspiration that can come from giving individuals the opportunity to express themselves.

This was something that was not only desperately needed in Colombia, but also an initiative that would require a collaborative relationship with local artisans. Each piece Tulianna and Alejandra design is an impassioned labor of love that has passed through many hands, dedicated to the idea that all citizens of the world deserve to live safely and at peace.

Visit the blog to learn more about how Tulianna and Alejandra work with Colombian artisans to create their stunning dipped lace designs.

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CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Unique (5)
  • Dazzles (4)
  • Stunning (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dates / night out (4)
  • Formal occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (6), Classic style (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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4.0

Beautiful earrings, bit overpriced

By 

from USA

About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stunning
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

    Beautiful earrings. Bit thicker and more solid than I expected, but good quality. I put them on as soon as I got them and ended up wearing them all evening even though I was just at home. They were really comfortable! They're quite large and while I'm happy with the size, I'd suggest doublechecking the dimensions so that you are aware of the size before you order. My only con is that even though they are unique and good quality, they're still a bit overpriced.

    I have been thinking about these for as long as they've been offered on this site, and I'm glad I finally got them. Can't wait to wear them out!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unique and attractive

    By 

    from Newnan Ga

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dazzles
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business
      • Casual
      • Night Out

      Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

      My wife uses these earrings for all occasions and has received many compliments

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Unique Earrings

      By 

      from Slatington,PA

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dazzles
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Formal Occasions
        • Night Out

        Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

        Beautiful earrings. They look expensive, even though they aren't.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous handmade earrings!

        By 

        from Burlington, VT

        About Me Classic, Stylish

        Pros

        • Dazzles
        • Good Quality
        • Stunning
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

            These are the most beautiful earrings I have seen in a long time! I bought them for my best friend as an early wedding gift and she actually ended up wearing them on her wedding day! She looked beautiful and I decided to buy myself a matching pair and her the matching necklace. A great gift for that person in your life who has amazing taste and a love for handmade jewelry!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Wedding

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            My wife loved them.

            By 

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Classic, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Stunning
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Formal Occasions
              • Night Out

              Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

              Earrings were part of a large order that was delivered quickly as promised, very well boxed and protected.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect solution

              By 

              from Fremont, Ca

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dazzles

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Formal Occasions

                Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

                That hard to find gift for my daughter in law.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not as expected

                By 

                from San dego

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE EARRINGS:

                  Ok

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No, No
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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