Mompox Gold Vermeil Fish Earrings

£98

Beautiful, intricate and undoubtedly unique, our gold Coronel Aureliano earrings are certainly a conversation starter. Each earring can take up to four days to craft in the magical town of Mompox, on the banks of the River Magdalena.

 

Only 5 left in stock.

DETAILS

DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 1cm (fish)

MATERIAL: 24k Gold Vermeil

ORIGIN: Mompox, Bolivar

STORY

HANDCRAFTED BY THE WOMEN OF MOMPOX

 

Mompox is a town frozen in time. Located on an island in the midst of the River Magdalena, it was previously completely cut off from the outside world, other than by boat. The goldsmith tradition dates back to the Colonial era, over 350 years ago. Then, the town was an important commercial port through which gold and Spanish crafts passed regularly on merchant ships. Now gold and silver is sourced from the Santa Rosa mines in Bolivar, Colombia, and each intricate piece takes up to 4 days to craft and years of training to master.