TEQUENDAMA cuff earrings

Handmade by Ines & Litza

Regular price £310.00
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Tequendama Falls is a legendary waterfall in Colombia. It features in an ancient myth told by the native Muisca people, which recounts an overwhelming flood that hit their lands. The god Bochica saved the people's crops by hitting a nearby mountain with his stick, breaking a piece through which the water could escape in an incredible waterfall: the Tequendama.

These hoops can be worn singularly or as a pair and represent this waterfall, with three topaz drops in its centre. Ines, founder of Ines & Litza, was inspired by this myth to create a jewel that adorns the ear in a bold and strong way.

- Blue gemstone statement hoop earrings
- Recycled sterling silver
- Three ethically-sourced blue topazes: 2mm
- Handmade by lost wax casting

- Made to order just for you
- Recycled sterling silver

For each purchase of the Tequendama hoop earrings, 5% of profits are donated to The Sea People, an organisation that works to restore coral reefs in Indonesia with the help of local communities. Their aim is to restore and conserve one hectare of coral reefs per year while creating jobs for local people.

Handmade by Ines Gerard Cuesta, founder of Ines & Litza, in France.

This product is wrapped in recycled and recyclable packaging, personally made by Ines using cardboard paper pulp.

Pearls & Pomegranates buys and conserves 20 square metres of Colombian rainforest for every order in partnership with Bioconservancy.

Part of Ines & Litza's ELEMENTS collection. ELEMENTS is an homage to the Earth, its mountains, reefs, and all of nature. In this collection, Ines & Litza explores how the elements are not always the same in different cultures. Some cultures consider four—fire, air, water, and earth—while others add metal or wood.

The rings, pendants, and earrings of this collection are sculpted with an irregular texture and gemstones are chosen to reflect colours found in nature: green for the forest, red for fire, and blue for water and air.

Discover the story behind your jewellery...

Handmade by Ines & Litza

Contemporary jewellery designer Ines Gerard Cuesta sees jewellery design as a form of storytelling and is driven by the thought of jewellery being more than only a beautiful object. She draws inspiration from her French and Colombian heritage to design and handcraft timeless, artisanal jewellery in bronze, brass, silver, and gold.

Ines founded Ines & Litza in 2020 as an ode to her ancestors, who are memorialised in the rings, pendants, and earrings that make up the brand's collections. Indeed, Litza is an imagined spirit; the indigenous Colombian wife of Ines's ancestral grandfather, whose name was never written but whose lineage is still alive today.

The aesthetic of each piece, influenced by the jewels of past civilizations, as well as pre-Columbian goldsmithing, mixes irregular textures with simple lines. Every piece from Ines & Litza is lovingly handcrafted in Ines's small studio and she completes each stage of the jewellery-making process herself—from carving or forging, to casting and stone-setting.

Each Ines & Litza jewellery design is handmade in the Loire Valley, France.

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Handmade by Ines Gerard Cuesta, founder of Ines & Litza, in her home studio, and dispatched from her to you.

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As each item is made to order, Ines & Litza is unable to offer returns or exchanges. However, if you experience any problems with your order please do not hesitate to get in touch.