At all times we have used the treasures of nature, enriched by artists to decorate the human body. Jewellery in various civilizations had originally a more symbolic than esthetic feature.
We all know that Peruvian jewelry has a great tradition from the Inca Empire and is the story of that glorious period, which inspires Mercedes Lamborelle to develop new designs that blends the ancient with the contemporary. She selects and create unique pieces of art expression and in line with international standards concerning designs and quality.
She designs and produces 950 silver jewelry with semi-precious stones such as: amazonite, chrysocolla (Peruvian turquoise), lapis-lazuli, Andean opal, rhodochrosite, serpentine, sodalite, and the spondyllus, Inca sacred shell.
Mercedes Lamborelle, investigates the symbols, signs and meanings of drawings, shapes and stones of pre-Hispanic cultures. Each piece has an investigation, a meaning and a connotation through semi-precious stones. We also work with various distinguished designers and goldsmiths. For this reason we can say that we produce jewellery with history.
Silver is traditionally associated with the moon, while gold is identified with the sun.
The hierarchy between the two precious metals probably comes from the fact that gold was used by the Incas and the Kings.
The countries largest producers of silver following the discovery of the New World, were Peru, Mexico and Bolivia. Currently, Peru is the second largest producer of copper and silver and gold sixth. The world silver production amounted to 10,000 tons, which are operated mainly in Mexico, Peru, Canada, USA and Australia. Combined with small amounts of other metals, including increased strength, silver jewelry is mostly 925, a title that is a 0.925 silver alloy copper by 75 thousandths. However, our artists and goldsmiths work with a 0.950 alloy for greater brightness and beauty and keep the white silver.
Since ancient times known as an ornamental metal suitable for use currency exchange to be the most malleable and ductile of all metals.
A variety of chalcedony that often, but not always, exhibits banded patterns, agate helps to cleanse and balance energies while eliminating negativity. It also strengthens the intellect and helps the user open to inspiration. It is good for general protection and healing, and increases courage, self-confidence, and energy and promotes longevity. According to lore, this stone also inspires fidelity, strengthens eyesight and helps to relieve thirst by deeply nourishing your physical body and fostering cooperation among all its parts. It’s also considered good for gardening.
This stone is a light bluish-green color, often with white stripes. It is considered gentle and friendly, and with an energy like taking a deep breath, this stone helps us to speak our personal truth. A soothing and calming stone, it aids us in releasing worries and fears so that we may communicate from the heart and break through our boundaries. It opens the throat, heart, and solar plexus centers for self-expression, artistic creativity, and healing. Bringing clarity of thought, it helps us to deal with chaos and find a place of centered harmony. It reduces self-damaging behavior, increases straight posture of self-respect, confidence, grace, and self-assuredness with communication. It is also thought to help in healing the throat, thyroid, nerve and brain paths.
With an energy like liquid sunshine, amber is the fossilized resin of pine trees. Amber is said to enhance the beauty of the wearer. It can be used to bring the power of the sun into one’s life and used to help bring wealth, success, attraction, vitality, and joy. It has a calming effect that f acilitates healing through absorption and transmutation of negative energies to positive as it acts to purify one’s body, mind, and spirit. As a result, it can also help with depression and suicidal tendencies. It is said to help to stabilize the connection between the conscious self and universal perfection. It also offers protection for the sensitive person.
It is claimed that Amber is used to best effect by those who suffer from throat infections and diseases, those who have bronchial disorders or those who are prone to asthma or convulsions, also rheumatism, intestinal disorders, earache, bladder trouble, goiters, nerves or bone-marrow deficiencies.