Total loan: $1,100


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Lima, Lima, Peru / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and semi-precious gemstones.

Teodoro's story

Teodoro (at center in picture flanked by his daughter, Alicia, and his son, Carlos) is an artisan from Peru who specializes in sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and semi-precious gemstones.

Teodoro has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is his story:

"My artistic formation came from my dad during his work as an archaeologist at pre-Hispanic sites, and later as the curator of a museum. That's when I became inspired to craft jewelry with designs and motifs unique to ancient Peru. One of my most cherished moment was when I had a small workshop and my children, Carlos and Alicia, where with me while I was cutting gems by hand. Then we put them through a little machine to perfect the contours. I love the idea that foreigners can get to share part of our history through my designs, where I try to replicate both metals and gems.

"With this loan I will refresh and update my jewelry collection with the new trends for this coming year. Thanks to all of you ... and I hope that 2020 will be a year of great improvements for all mankind."

Use the link below to view Teodoro's sterling silver and gemstone jewelry on the NOVICA site: