Beautiful hand laid filigree sterling silver earring in a classic teardrop shape. Elegant enough for an evening out or great with a pair of jeans. This is an earring that can be worn for a lifetime and celebrates the beautiful traditional filigree work of the Newari jewelers of Nepal.
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The Shakya family has been creating beautiful jewelry throughout Nepal, India and Tibet for generations. As with previous generations, the father taught his sons traditional jewelry making skills. Recognizing that producing jewelry only for retailers provided limited economic opportunities, he also trained one son in business. Tirtha, the youngest son, still does all of the design and finish work and setting of stones. He also trains others in design interpretation and production techniques. As the business grew, they invited other families to work with them. Fourteen families now have a consistent income as a result of their involvement.
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Food Security and Nutrition
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