Men's sterling silver ring, 'Hercules'
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"I think that the value of jewelry is found much more in the aesthetic pleasure evoked by its form rather than the material used."
"I have trained in the realm of fine arts. I explore silver and stones to create jewelry with unique characteristics. I began my work with Marcio Mattar, a sculptor and jeweler, who along with Burle Marx, Pedro Correa de Araujo, and other artists became involved with the production of artistic jewelry in the 60's.
"I think that the value of jewelry is found much more in the aesthetic pleasure evoked by its form rather than the material used. This is the ideological position of a group of jewelry artists I helped found in 1997 that renewed the artistic production of Brazilian jewelry. The creativity of the artist and the lines of the piece are fundamental in our work proposal.
"Today I develop artistic work that is marketable, and thus is available to a greater number of people. At the beginning, my showcases were art galleries. I participated in many important exhibitions in the museums of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, but I think the most significant was in 1988, at the Modern Art Museum in Sao Paulo, whose theme was 'The Afro-Brazilian Hand.' I am the only African descendant that is established presently in the Brazilian jewelry market. I am a member of the jewelers' association of Rio de Janeiro, where I used to be the director of artisanal jewelry. I teach jewelry techniques and perform industry assessments.
"My experience with the Internet is restricted to the page for my jewelry courses. Novica is a cool idea that allows the artist to experiment with the reactions of a large and diversified market. It allows for exclusive and distinguished pieces to be supplied to many more people, and in this sense it is a rare experience for me and my mulher, Silvana, who is my partner and associate."
I have purchased the PARALLELS ring made by Abner Salustiano, and the ring is such a BEAUTIFUL piece of work. I live in New York City and I have never found such an organic and rhythmic piece of sterling silver. This ring’s craftsmanship is so amazing considering how difficult it is to work with sterling silver, and I have received complements when I wear the ring. I am new to the Novica community, and I think this is a wonderful place to find unique treasures from different parts of the world.
I am from the Netherlands, Europe and I have purchased the ""Involving"" earrings. I love the way Abner uses the lines for his composition; he is a true artist. I will keep an eye on more things he makes, for eventually a new purchase in future. Good work Abner Salustiano!
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Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.
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Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.
Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.
Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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