After winning a prize, Sr. Inga was awarded a scholarship… "They offered me the chance to teach the art of filigree in Israel. But I love Peru too much to leave."
Alfredo Inga was born on July 18, 1960, in Catacaos in northern Peru, considered the "City of Filigree." At the age of eleven, he began to learn the art with friends who taught him little by little.
"I enjoyed it because a jeweler's work is a delicate art, and I was able to create beautiful pieces for women," the artist recalls. "My inspiration comes from nature, especially from flowers. First I design a piece, then I carefully craft it."
After winning a prize for his jewelry, Sr. Inga was awarded a scholarship to study with a professor from Israel.
"I really enjoyed the course because I learned new and different techniques. I was one of the best students, and they offered me the chance to teach the art of filigree in Israel. But I love Peru too much to leave. I decided to stay here, near my family, and carry on the craft."
I bought an incredible, ornate, filigree bracelet from Alfredo Inga. It was even lovelier in person than in photos on the website. Truly a work of art! I have been more than pleased with every piece I have received from NOVICA. I would highly recommend their artists to everyone. Dragongirl Texas, USA
I just received my ""leaves of love"" set, I love it. Its so beautiful and delicate. The work is remarkable and intricate. Thank You, Sir Inga.
Señor Alfredo, I made my purchase (the Crescent Moon Bloom earrings) on June 16th that was shipped on the 20th, and finally reached my home today, on the 28th...and it was WELL worth the wait! I feel so lucky to have such a beautiful piece (from PERU), that is absolutely breath taking. Keep up the masterful work you provide to each piece. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :-) -Waltina
Dear Mr. Inga, Just received the gorgeous earrings and bracelet an hour ago and I simply cannot tell how enormously pleased I am, they are so beautiful! How on earth do you craft such fine and yet so sturdy a piece of jewelry? I've had my eye on these for a long time and now I'm the proud owner of such wonderful pieces of jewelry. Thank you so much, may you long continue in your craft. Greetje
I rec'd my Southern Cross earrings. They are absolutely gorgeous!!! It has a very special meaning for me! My late husband & I were in Australia & we were honored to lay our eyes upon the Southern Cross!!!!! What a beautiful thing to see in person!!! Now, when I where these earrings, they'll always remind me of that day! Thank You Very Much!!!!
Hermosos aros! Super delicados, me encantan
I just recieved my second pair of beloved Alfredo Inga earrings, having had a mishap with my older version recently involving a sink drain. Yes the exact same earrings I love them that much! They have ruined all other earrings for me. Nothing can compare. They are silver filigree chandelier earrings, the design called Inca Royal light-weight and so extraordinary, so much detail and grace in the movement of them. Just awesome and so cool to know a bit about the artist who created them. Thank you so much for your talent Mr. Inga, I wear these earrings every day and feel so lucky to.
Words cannot say how much I appreciate the exquisite detail and craftsmanship of the 'Fiesta' sterling silver filigree earrings made by Alfredo Inga. I received these less than two months ago, and they have quickly become my favorite earrings (I wear them almost every day). They are versatile in terms of being able to wear them with anything, but they also have a very special and distinctive quality all their own. Thank you very much, Alfredo, for your beautiful artistry!
Alfredo just received my earrings temptress and wow they are stunning!! I am so proud to wear an item that you made. And I also feel I have a little bit of Peru in my posession. KEEP UP THE BEAUTIFUL WORK! Noralie
I received another beautiful pice crafted by Alfredo Inga, ""Filigree Illusion"" and it is stunning! So lightweight, detailed and exquisitely beautiful. I will cherish this bracelet and look forward to purchasing more jewelry from Alfredo Inga. I highly recommend his work to anyone looking for high quality craftsmanship. Thank you for your hard work and creativity!
I received Alfredo Inga's sterling silver bracelet, ""Joined Together"" and it is even more beautiful and intricate than I had hoped. I immediately went online and ordered another bracelet by Mr. Inga. Thank you for such a unique pice of jewelry.
I ordered the filigree silver seahorse brooch and I absolutely love it. It is so delicate and it is something I will always treasure. I cannot wait to wear it with a sweater, scarf, or jacket.
Amazing, what more can I say ! A quick, efficient and personal service that cannot fail to impress. Beautifully packaged with information on your artist. I bought a pair of earrings for my sister for Christmas and the filigree work on these pieces were stunning! Out came her diamonds and in went the work by Alfredo Inga, I can't give a better recommendation. While browsing I came across a pair of earrings I liked for myself, also by Alfredo and we ordered those too. My husband ordered them and even he was very impressed by the quality of work and the service given. I would like to say many thanks and I've passed details of this site to others. Louise Rendle UK.
Dear Mr Inga, I purchased the Silver filigree brooch, 'Shining Seahorse'. It is indeed the most beautiful piece I have ever seen. It is not just a piece of jewelry, it is an artwork! Thank you! Love from South Africa. Juanita
I absolutely loved the filigree silver bracelet made by Alfredo Inga. What perfection! It looks stunning on my wrist and it gets everyone's attention. I make sure to mention that I got this awesome bracelet from Novica! Thanks! Maya :)
Silver filigree earrings, 'White Butterfly' - these are my 3rd pair of earrings from Mr. Inga. All of his pieces are carefully and beautifully crafted. These have a special playful energy. Thank you very much!
I'm like the design of filigree details in Alfredo's necklace 'Astral Cross'. It can look like a cross & yet doesn't look like one. It has fine curling artwork within the squarish pendant. The 4 sides of pendant have cascading slopes with a circular cut-out at the centre. The pendant is segmented, giving it more characters to the design. The 21"" chain is thick & sturdy. It is a beautiful piece of work. I only find that the oxidation make it a bit dull because of the grayish look instead of the white silvery look. Nevertheless, I still like it.
I'm pleased with the earrings 'Filigree Temple'. The artwork is very elaborate, intricate & very fine. The craftsmanship is well-executed & quality of silver is sturdy. I like the design which is very fascinating with small details & it shaped like the Greek letter 'Omega'. i find the filigree artworks in Peru very unique & creative & they stand out among the crowd with very substantial details. I preferred Alfredo's solid artwork & I'm happy to add this earrings to my collection of filigree artworks.
Dear Alfredo, your artistry is amazing. I am more anxious than you can imagine to receive the ring I purchased on line last night. I am a 59 yr old woman who searched the internet for 7 hours, looking for a unique silver ring. Unlike most women, I am not a huge fan of gold, and have problems finding silver jewelry that is different. At 2a.m., almost ready to log off my computer, I said a little prayer. I was tired of searching and felt I had wasted a lot of time. One last time, I clicked on Filigree Silver Rings, and there to my surprise was a web site I had never seen before. NOVICA. When I saw your creation, I felt truly blessed and thankful. Thank you so much for following your dreams, and creating.
The chrysocolla jewellry set 'Leaves' is amazing when I opened the wrapper. I can see the amount of hardwork & creativity going into making it that I felt I underpaid for the set. This is the first set of jewellery I got from Peru & get to see the Chrysocolla stones the Andes is famous for. The stones had rich deep green colour & smoothly set in the white silver necklace. Very contrasting indeed. The filigree design is intriguing with its graceful curves & minute details within each 3-D 'leaf' chains. The workmanship is flawless & silver is very sturdy & well-polished. Overall design is very feminine & elegant & very eye-catching. I've not seen such design before & I love it very much.
Alfredo, Just wanted to say what wonderful craftsmanship. I just received your ""Leaves of Love"" which I purchased for my daughter. She loves them. The attention to detail is beyond belief. Great work.
Dear Sr Inga, I recently received the ""dancing skeleton"" earrings. They are gorgeous, and oh, so fun! You do such beautiful work. I can't wait to show them off to everyone. They also came packaged so beautifully. Thank you so much!
The ""Floral Circlets"" silver filigree earrings w/little drops of translucent jade are my pair of ""sexy"" earrings - there is a flair to his work that has the energy of a latin dance. The fine details of the filigree is not skimped on. Thank you Mr Inga for your quality!
Dear Mr. Inga, It is always a pleasure to buy your gorgeous jewelry! Everything is so well made and such a delight to wear. I always receive many complements when I wear your earrings. Many thanks! Amy
Dear Mr. Inga, I am always thrilled to receive the lovely jewelry items I order from you. I appreciate the beautiful designs and the care with which you craft your items. My earrings are simply beautiful! Many thanks!
I have made two purchases from Senor Inga. I bought a silver earrings and necklace set for my mother, and a pair of silver earrings for my Peruvian best friend. The work is stunning in person, and you can see the care put into the product's crafting. The silver is almost pure, and this can be found by the light weight which fine silver has. I will buy from him again.
Amazing and beautiful filigree work. I love the pieces of art (jewelry) I have from this man.
Richmond Hts, Ohio USA
I received my beautiful earrings that were designed by Alfredo Inga. It took only a couple of days from date of purchase until they arrived at my front door. The earrings are BEAUTIFUL and the craftsmanship is 2nd to none. In addition, Alfredo Inga REALLY makes me feel special by the way my gift was wrapped along with the lovely card included. Thank you very much! I strongly recommend this artist to anyone looking for a quality piece of jewelry which is unique in style. Also, you will feel like you are really important to this artist. A true sign of pride in craftsmanship!! Thank you!!!
Dear Sr. Inga, Thank you so much for creating such beautiful jewelry. I just received my first purchase from Novica and it was your exquisite earrings Hide & Bloom. They appear so delicate and yet are a perfect weight of silver. They were a birthday present to myself and i couldn't be more pleased. Gracias.
Mr. Inga, I received my Flora Trio Earrings and they are just beautiful. The workmanship that you do is wonderful. I can't wait to wear them,which will be Saturday. You do wonderful work and I will keep checking what you have made and what I can purchase. Thank You Rose Marie
I just received my necklace and earrings and they are beautiful. The workmanship is excellent. The leaves look so delicate. I am looking forward to wearing the set to show them off. I know I will get many compliments and envious looks.
North Carolina USA
Le agradezco mucho por mandarme las joyas tan rapido! Estan bien hermosas y originales y estoy muy contenta con mi compra. Estoy segura que tambien a mi mama le van a encantar. Muchas Gracias y Feliz Navidad!!! I received my ""leaves"" jewelry set in 2 days!! I was very pleased with the quality and detail of the silver. Beautiful work!!!
Fresh Meadows, NY., USA
Dear Sr. Inga, I want to thank you for the exquisite delicacy of the beautiful Amethyst earrings you created. They are a gift for my daughter, and I know she will treasure them! When I saw the graceful, swinging patterns flowing with such artistry, I knew you were a true genius! Thank you... Lila
I received the most beautiful filigree earrings called ""waves"" made by Mr. Inga. He is a very talented man and knows how to win a womans heart with his intricate pieces. I cannot wait to wear them and show them off, I just know I am going to get lovely comments. I am sorry I did not thank you earlier but I have been quite ill. Thank you,
I am so impressed with the exquisite beauty of the earrings ""Filigree Magic"". The delicate filigree was fashioned with such finesse and refinement. Thank you, Alfredo Inga. My prayers are with you and your countrymen for safety, protection, security and recovery.
Dear Alfredo: Thank you so much for your beautiful artistry. Your work is magnificent! How lucky we all are to have such a talented person like yourself grace our world.
Los Angeles, California
I want to thank you Mr Inga for my beautiful ""Marinera Night"" earrings, they are just gorgeous, thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of the world....you will be hearing from me soon:) Gracias
I ordered the ""Morning Dew"" earrings. They are beautiful, just the right size and the detail is amazing.
I love your work! I keep coming back for more.
I just received my Crescent Moon Bloom necklace and it is breathtaking! Such beautiful work! Thank you so much.