As a lover of Peruvian crafts, and particularly handcrafted Peruvian jewelry, I immediately notice the difference between handcrafted .950 sterling silver jewelry and the costume jewelry that is often made as an imitation. I’ve learned a lot about the handmade silver jewelry Peruvian artisans produce, and the age old techniques they have mastered over time. That is why each handcrafted bracelet, necklace, and pair of earrings in my collection is special to me. Their beauty does not fade over time, and they do not break like cheaper jewelry. I always feel comfortable giving .950 sterling silver jewelry like this Peruvian turquoise bracelet as a gift, because I know it will remain a beautiful gesture for years to come, as my friend or family member continues to wear it on a regular basis. For more information on handcrafted jewelry from Peru, look at the Tikanchay collection.