Peruvian artisans have been weaving for centuries, but not just woven ponchos and blankets. Talented silversmiths actually create weave designs with sterling silver, to create beautiful handcrafted bracelets and necklaces. This Basket Weave Silver Cuff Bracelet is a great example of the intricate designs produced by the best Peruvian jewelry designers. Many artisans learn their crafts from their parents, as skills are passed down from one generation to another. It is amazing to see the way these artistic designs are created by hand. Peruvian handcrafted jewelry has evolved over many centuries to include a variety of different techniques and materials, but my favorites are made with sterling silver. Sterling silver from Peru is often .950, a very high silver content, making each piece of Peruvian silver jewelry a special treasure for the recipient. Consider giving this jewelry as a gift for Christmas – the women in your life will be thrilled, and you’ll feel good knowing you’ve supported artisans in Peru.