Bracelet, Abalone Butterflies

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Handcrafted in high-quality alpaca silver, this butterfly bracelet with abalone wings is skillfully made by women artisans in Mexico.  Butterflies are linked together to create chain bracelet. 

Looking for something truly special? Our Abalone Butterfly Bracelet is handmade with high-quality alpaca silver by skilled women artisans in Mexico. Each butterfly is linked together to create a beautiful chain bracelet, and the abalone wings add a stunning touch of color. 

  • Measures: Butterflies measure approximately 1-inch. 
  • Bracelet measures approximately 7.25-inches. 
  • Toggle closure. 
  • Natural, iridescent sheen and bold colors of abalone shell, an organic gemstone harvested from sea-life. 
  • The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design, sizing and weight. Variations will occur from piece to piece, measurements may vary slightly.

The Story Behind the Art:

Renowned for its rich history and Old World beauty, Taxco, Mexico is known for it's masterful silver artistry, using high-quality sterling silver or alpaca silver. The Artisana Collection represents work from multiple artists in this famous region of Mexico, offering a wide range of styles from traditional to more whimsical, using beautiful, natural materials such as abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, flowers, and more to create one-of-a-kind pieces. 

The groups who produce jewelry in this collection have formed cooperatives to pool together their talent and resources – the result has been a positive impact for the individual artisans and a bigger impact on the community. 

One example of a cooperative is The Union Progresista Artesanal (UPA)  which was formed in 1986 and is located in Taxco el Viejo.  The cooperative is made up of 26 jewelry makers who work collaboratively to sell a beautiful collection of jewelry; the group uses a wide range of beautiful materials that range from abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver, Taxco silver, and much more. UPA has achieved stable income for many members of its community and bettered the community through initiatives that include support of local schools and programming geared towards youth.  Artisans often work out of their homes and are paid fair wages.  The Fair Trade jewelry is not only beautiful, but each purchase helps to transform lives.