Rafael makes each of these beautiful hand-cut earrings in Ciudad Veija, Guatemala. The feather inspired earrings hang delicately from sterling silver hooks. Each handcrafted feather is made of a metal alloy containing sterling silver, copper, nickel and zinc, giving the earring a gold shimmer. The lightweight earring measures 1.5 inches long by 1.2 inches wide and weighs less than 5 grams.
Rafael works side by side with Otto at his home in Ciudad Vieja, where he has lived for the past 14 years. He has raised his daughter and two sons with a strong set of values and believes that work ethic is one of the most important things people can achieve. He has kept his own family safe by sharing his passion for honest work and has provided for all of them as a silversmith. After working for years at one of the large jade manufacturers, Rafael has decided to collaborate with small partners, such as Ambos Designs in order to create a healthy work environment with ethical business practices. This incredibly talented artisan dreams to provide for his family in the future through his own unique designs, such as these feather inspired earrings.