Gold Dipped Botanical Cuff

Tulianna and Alejandra Garcés created a classic heirloom bracelet by gold-plating tropical leaves.

$118.00

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Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

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Botanical Treasure

Malvarosas—more widely known as scented geraniums—have perfectly nice little pink flowers. But the plant's real glory is its strongly rose-scented leaves. Intricately edged with sculpturally curved and grooved surfaces, they were a natural choice for the gilding that mother-daughter jewelry artist team Tulianna and Alejandra Garcés have given them for this elegant adjustable bracelet. Native Colombians who transplanted themselves to Vermont, the Garcés were inspired by the profuse proliferation of malvarosas—also transplants, from Africa—in the tropical cloud forests and rainforests of South America.

"They've spread like a wild plant all over Colombia, where you find it wild and domesticated in gardens," they told us. After hand-casting a real Malvarosa leaf in recycled copper and bronze, they plated it with 24k gold to make this instant classic. Handmade in Vermont.

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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, Malvarrosa leaves
Measurements
2" L x 2.5" W x 1.75" H; Leaves: approx. 1.75" W x 1.75" H
Care
Please keep away from creams, perfume and chemicals. If it gets wet, please air dry or wipe with a clean soft cloth. Do not store inside plastic bags.
Item ID
46291

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