Cactus Gallery LA
Peace Pendant, Aventurine
This German silver (alpaca) pendant was formed with a hammer (hand forged) and soldered with silver. The small aventurine and a wee geometric design sit atop the peace sign. The figure was inspired by pre-Columbian patterns.
Width of peace sign, 1 3/8”
Total length of pendant, 3"
Length of leather chain, 24"
Total length of chain and pendant, 15"
Created in Buenos Aires, Argentina by artisan couple Karina Firpo and Diego Cano. This duo has been creating art pieces for Cactus Gallery since 2004.
German silver when used in the creating jewelry resembles sterling silver but does not contain silver, rather it is an alloy mixture of copper, zinc and nickel. It is a hard, strong and a very durable metal combination that wears exceptionally well. My alpaca jewelry is 20 years old.