Mompox 950 Silver Fish Earrings
Small trinkets with big history. Our unique silver Coronel Aureliano earrings take up to four days to craft in the tiny town of Mompox. On an island previously only accessible by boat - the goldsmith tradition dates back over 350 years.
DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 1cm (fish)
MATERIAL: 950 Silver
ORIGIN: Mompox, Bolivar
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. The gold and silver is sourced from the Santa Rosa mines in Bolivar, Colombia, and each stunningly intricate piece takes up to 4 days to craft and years of training to master.