Gold Dipped Botanical Adjustable Ring

Tulianna and Alejandra Garcés created an heirloom rainforest ring by gold-plating a tropical leaf.

$98.00

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Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

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Tropical Gold

Heart-shaped with deeply grooved veins, Peperomia leaves are living sculptures. It was only natural for mother-daughter jewelry artist team Tulianna and Alejandra Garcés to want to gild one. Native Colombians who transplanted themselves to Vermont, they were inspired by the tropical Colombian and Amazonian cloud and rainforests they're sometimes homesick for, where over 1,000 varieties of Peperomia thrive. After hand-casting a real Emerald Ripple Peperomia leaf in recycled copper and bronze, they plated it with 24k gold, and set it on an adjustable band to make a unique, conversation-starting statement ring. Also a beloved house plant, Peperomia grows two to four times larger in the wild than it does in an indoor pot. Having a gold one perched on her finger will remind every wearer of her own larger, wilder possibilities. Made in Vermont.

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Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

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Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

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“A large part of [our] mission is to encourage these artisans to maintain their cultural traditions while also being able to support their families.”

It’s been several decades since mother-daughter duo Tulianna and Alejandra Garces emigrated from Colombia. However, the Vermont-based jewelry makers stay connected to their homeland via their collection of dipped-lace jewelry, which is crafted in the South American country by artisans trained by the Garces women. “A large part of [our] mission is to encourage these artisans to maintain their cultural traditions while also being able to support their families,” Tulianna says.

While the Garces’ dipped-lace styles draw inspiration from pre-Columbian jewelry traditions, Tulianna and Alejandra have recently branched out into locally made pieces as well, which they handcraft in their studio. The designs feature organic materials sourced in Vermont, continuing to ground their work in a sense of place–and home.

Read more about the sustainable story behind Tulianna and Alejandra's designs on our blog.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
gold plate, recycled copper, recycled bronze
Measurements
Approx 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Care
Please keep away from creams, perfume and chemicals. If it gets wet, please air dry or wipe with a clean soft cloth. Please do not store inside plastic bags.
Item ID
46292

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