The artisan of this citrine necklace was born in one of Rio's most dangerous slums. Nilson dropped out of school at age 15 to help support his family. Apprenticed to a brass artisan, he discovered his creative talents. Today, he and his artisans hand cut and sculpt this citrine necklace out of brass, masterfully shaping the metal around each unique citrine crystal. Open collar is approx. 18" long.
Unending Compliments - from EVERYONE I love unique jewelry - but this is by far my favorite!!! Never have I received virtually unending compliments from basically everyone who sees me in this necklace. These range from church ladies, to neighbors working in their gardens, to a straight young male neurosurgeon, to the guy behind the CVS register who calls on his work-mates to see the thing. And it goes with about everything - just have to be careful with loose weaves. LOVE IT!!!