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precious dipped lace heart necklace

by Tulianna and Alejandra Garces $42.00
Handmade
Recycled
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A Heart of Gold

Make a rare and romantic statement with Tulianna and Alejandra Garces' heart-shaped necklace that combines 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 or sterling silver. 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. Produced through a fair trade organization, this handmade jewelry provides stable income for economically struggling or displaced communities of Colombian artisans (85% are women and heads of households). The resulting pieces are glittering tributes to the traditional art of lacemaking, and gorgeous statements to add to your accessory collection.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
25610
Made from
sterling silver, gold, Copper, Lace
Measurements
Chain: 18" L ; Pendant: 1.5" 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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (36)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Wife (5), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s day (6), Christmas or hanukkah (5), Other (5), Birthday (3)

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5.0

Beautiful Necklace!

By 

from Des Moines, IA

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

        I gave it to my mom for mother's day - she LOVED it! It's so beautiful & delicate.

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

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        1.0

        looks cheap

        By 

        from Syracuse, NY

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              Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

              I was very unhappy with the appearance and quality of the item. I had originally purchased this as a gift, but I do not plan to give it any longer, and instead am sending the necklace back.

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

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              5.0

              A beautiful heart with class!

              By 

              from Sacramento

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Uniquely Classy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Valentine Or Anniversary

                Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                I gave it as a gift and it elicits positive comments every time my wife wears it.

                • 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

                 
                5.0

                Unique and attractive

                By 

                from Newnan Ga

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                      My wife posted a picture on Facebook and 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

                       
                      5.0

                      Looks beautiful

                      By 

                      from Boston, MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • BEAUTIFUL
                      • Perfect size

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                          Perfect size. Perfect look.
                          No cons.

                          • 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

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                          5.0

                          Perfect Gift

                          By 

                          from Virginia

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Perfect Valentine's Gift

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                            The Girlfriend just loved it

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

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                            5.0

                            Very nice!

                            By 

                            from Lancaster pa.

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                                  Beautiful and unique jewelry. Above my expectations. Valentines gift. Hope my wife is impressed as I am.

                                  • 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

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                                  5.0

                                  What you see is what you get!

                                  By 

                                  from NY

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                        Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                                        It looked beautiful in the catalog and even better in person!

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

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                                        5.0

                                        It's Better Than I Expected!!

                                        By 

                                        from Bainbridge, GA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • BEAUTIFUL
                                        • High Quality
                                        • Unique

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                                            I'm absolutely pleased with this necklace. I wear it everyday and receive compliments on it often. I love telling people where and how it was made. I'm very pleased with the quality. The lace heart looks delicate, but there is a sturdiness to it's workmanship.

                                            Service and delivery comments:

                                            Delivery was prompt and product arrived in great condition.

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

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Gift for Any Occasion

                                            By 

                                            from Dallas Texas

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                  Comments about PRECIOUS GOLD DIPPED LACE HEART:

                                                  A very delicate and pretty jewelery piece. Bought as a keepsake for my sister-in-law's 70th birthday. She loved it!

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

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