The mystical tree of life is masterfully rendered in stunning dichroic glass, celebrating the unity and inherent beauty of all things.
Dichroic glasswork dates to 4th century Rome, where it was prized for its ability to change color in the light and mesmerizing iridescent sheen.
- Dichroic glass & sterling silver components
- 0.4" x 0.4" (1 x 1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Mexico
Due to the unique nature of dichroic glass, colors vary slightly.
In 2003 Johana Vazques was a single mom in Guadalajara struggling to support five children on her own when she heard about Dichrodreams -- a local enterprise which taught locals the art of dichroic glassmaking. Johana entered the training program and was soon making beautiful jewelry. She began earning a living wage, and her family's future changed forever.
Johana puts it this way: ""Through my hard and skilled work I have been able to give food, shelter, education, and medical attention to my five kids. Two of the older ones now work in the company. It has been a world of opportunities for all of us.""
Iridescent dichroic glass is made by combining crystal and metal at high heat, an art form that originated in ancient Rome. The artisans of Dichrodreams took the craft a step further by incorporating sterling silver into the mix in 1999, experimenting with new techniques. The result is an exceptional work of art. Today Dichrodreams jewelry is sold in 55 countries, making it a leader in the dichroic glass and silver jewelry industry.
Love this site for all the nice items and to help the animals. Now, let me say, another purchaser of these pretty and yes, small earrings gave a so so and inaccurate review (measure wise). I had to say her review based on her inaccuracy of her measurement added to her disappointment, hence her stating she wouldn't be ordering any future items. Well, seriously madam, understand what you are reading and know your measurements. It's very unfortunate she thought the earrings she was going to receive were FOUR inches (HER mistake). Also, those would be a tad large? However, the ACTUAL MEASUREMENT of these earrings are 0.4" CLEARLY shown on the screen. Surely anyone can make a mistake, but read the measurement, then check once again. Just to make certain. That's all.
UPDATE: I RECEIVED MY REPLACEMENT ORDER IN RECORD TIME! I'M ALWAYS PLEASED with the EXCELLENT customer service.
I received my order yesterday and they are so beautiful! (even more gorgeous than pictured)
**One small caution: if you wear them while shampooing, they could go down the drain __
I'm ordering another two pairs.
My favorite of all I have ordered!! Wear all the time. Light weight and unique. Love!
Nice quality earrings, I get many compliments .
Love these! Will be gifting them to a teaching friend that I will be visiting in Maine this summer. She will love the symbolism and that the purchase was for a good cause.