Gold Speckled Pebble Necklace

Hundreds of years of jewelry history and innovation are strung together in this eye-catching necklace.

$42.00

Tulianna and Alejandra Garces created by

Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

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Ancient Treasure

Hundreds of years of jewelry history and innovation are strung together in this eye-catching necklace. The pebble-shaped pieces were inspired by Pre-Colombian beads brought to life centuries ago. The 24k gold-plated bronze nuggets were cast from actual artifacts using lost-wax method. Also called cire perdue, this traditional casting method involves pouring molten metal into a mold that has been created from a wax model. Providing a contemporary counterpoint are teal "stones" glimmering with gold flakes. These frosted resin pieces are made from upcycled wood remnants salvaged from lumber yards. 24k gold-plated bronze chain. Designed by mother-daughter team Tulianna and Alejandra Garces. Handmade by artisans in Colombia.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Colombia

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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 Exclusive
Made from
24kt gold plate, 24k gold plated chain, eco-green vegetable resin
Measurements
Pendant: 1.5" x 0.4" W; Chain: 18" L
Ingredients
Care
Like every handmade fine product, please handle with care. Resin is fragile, if it falls onto a hard surface it might break. Chain is platted, it should not be used with creams, or perfumes and should be taken off before showering or swimming. If it gets wet please air dry or gently pat dry.
Item ID
43647

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Not super impressed

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The pictures of this necklace online look much better than the actual item does in person. The gold pieces look very much like rocks covered in cheap gold spray paint while the clear pebble things look and feel like the cheapest of children's fake plastic gemstones but without even the slightest polish that even childish jewellery would have. Overall I would feel fine giving this to a middle school student but I am too embarrassed to give it to my adult girlfriend.

Atlanta, GA

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Epic fail. 😥

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I love Uncommon Goods so was so disappointed that this necklace was just a train wreck. So tangled up I could not untangle it. It was not on the presentation card as is usual, just both the necklace and card stuck into a small plastic bag. I hope I am wrong, but it looked like a return that they just re-sold. I am returning it, obviously.

Atlanta

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Coloring different than pictured

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I ordered this necklace because the deep teal color pictured is one of my favorites, but I was disappointed when the necklace arrived and the glass is instead a very pale (nearly transparent) green. The photo makes the necklace look more elegant than it is in real life.

Florida

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This necklace is lovely!

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This is a very pretty necklace.

WA

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