Taxco CloverChandelier Sterling Silver Quartz Earrings
"Franco finds inspiration in Zapotec artistry, where a spiral signifies the continuance of life and squares represent the origin of life...."
Franco Varela began creating filigree jewelry with techniques he learned from his older sister as well as from his travels and studies throughout Mexico. Franco's designs range from the simple and elegant to the bold and sultry. Each piece is personally designed and handcrafted by Franco himself. Each piece is thus unique and has its own history.
Born in Aguascalientes and raised in Guadalajara, Franco is an artist in every sense of the word. His extensive travels throughout Mexico and the United States have moved Franco to absorb everything he sees around him and use it in the creation of his unique pieces which incorporate the ancient and the new. Franco combines metals and colors that are most representative of him and his beloved Mexico. Each jewelry item is unique and innovative – a veritable work of art. Franco works with sterling silver, copper, and bronze which he expertly combines with gemstones native of Mexico and Central America such as amber, quartz, turquoise, and black obsidian. While his designs blend the old and the new they mirror the meeting between pre-Hispanic and Hispanic artistic tendencies that make of Mexico the mestizo nation that it is today.
Fascinated by Zapotec centers in Oaxaca such as Monte Alban and Mitla, Franco finds inspiration in Zapotec artistry, where a spiral signifies the continuance of life and squares represent the origin of life such as seeds, roots – the feminine side of life.
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Dear Franco, I love the three necklaces I have received from you in recent weeks! In fact, I am wearing the Silver Amethyst Quartz necklace as I write, and it is as light as a feather on my neck. I love the delicate silver filigree work in these necklaces. I think my favorite is the Amber Heart necklace because the translucent, golden amber is beautiful nested in the silver filigree. The addition of a smaller amber drop below completes the design to perfection! I will enjoy wearing these timelessly elegant pieces for many years, on many occasions. Thank you! Sincerely, Lori
NORMAN , OKLAHOMA, USA
GOT MY PEARL EARRINGS TODAY JAN.27TH.....OMG SOO ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!!!THERE MY VALENTINES DAY PRESENT......AM SOOOO THRILLED!!!!! SHIPPED ON JAN.26TH 2012 AND ARRIVED JAN.27TH GET JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!
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Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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