Vibrant mini crystals radiate outward from a central bead on this unforgettable sterling silver piece. Made by artisans in Mexico, this sterling silver ring combines quality and handmade charm!
- .925 sterling silver & crystals
- Adjustable band
- Approximately 0.8" W at center (2 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Mexico
In 2003 Johana Vazques was a single mom in Guadalajara struggling to support five children on her own when she heard about Dichrodreams -- a local enterprise which taught locals the art of dichroic glassmaking. Johana entered the training program and was soon making beautiful jewelry. She began earning a living wage, and her family's future changed forever.
Johana puts it this way: ""Through my hard and skilled work I have been able to give food, shelter, education, and medical attention to my five kids. Two of the older ones now work in the company. It has been a world of opportunities for all of us.""
Iridescent dichroic glass is made by combining crystal and metal at high heat, an art form that originated in ancient Rome. The artisans of Dichrodreams took the craft a step further by incorporating sterling silver into the mix in 1999, experimenting with new techniques. The result is an exceptional work of art. Today Dichrodreams jewelry is sold in 55 countries, making it a leader in the dichroic glass and silver jewelry industry.
These rings are breathtaking. I bought two- one for my friends birthday and one for myself. I kept the blue one and I have actually been wearing it every even though its kind of flashy. I also dont normally wear rings this big, but Its so pretty. I love that the band is adjustable...I dont even know what size my fingers are anymore and my weight keeps changing. I have been getting comments on this ring everyday, even from men. Great gift also! Each ring came in a pretty purple gauzy jewelry bag. I wish they had more colors for the rings!
The ring is beautiful, and deserves 5 stars. The packaging, not so much. This was packed in a flat envelope, and the jeweled section was almost broken off. This is NOT a flat item -- it needs to be shipped in a box!