Tikanchay Imports Annouces Agreement with Peruvian Artisans to Produce Exclusive Designs in Handcrafted Jewelry

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Tikanchay Imports, an ecommerce site offering high quality handcrafted jewelry exclusively through their website, has announced the introduction of exclusive handcrafted designs to be available for the Holiday Season. These necklaces, bracelets and earrings will be a collaboration of design, material and craftsmanship among the talented artisan in the provinces of Peru, the expert silver jewelry artisans in Lima and the design team at Tikanchay.

I had the good fortune of traveling to Peru for many years and wearing Peruvian jewelry designs that received more compliments than any other accessory in my wardrobe. I never felt as beautiful as I did when I was wearing that jewelry. We were thrilled at the serendipity of finding this Quechua word.

Tikanchay Imports, an ecommerce site offering high quality handcrafted jewelry exclusively through their website, has announced the introduction of exclusive handcrafted designs to be available for the Holiday Season. These additions to their Collection of Peruvian Artisan Jewelry is in keeping with the company founders' decision to make available a variety of handcrafted jewelry designs that showcase different women's personal styles. These new and exclusive designs will expand the breadth of the collection and serve all customers who avoid wearing ubiquitous trendy jewelry.

Just like the other stunning necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the Tikanchay collection, these exclusive designs from Peru will have a story to tell. First, there is the story of a culture. Every aspect of this handcrafted jewelry has a uniquely Peruvian heritage. The materials, which include the silver, the gemstones, and the other native materials, are all undeniably Peruvian. Even the designs have a distinctly Peruvian flavor, updated to enhance the modern North American wardrobe.

There is also a story in the founding of this company. The Tikanchay name means 'to make beautiful' in the Quechua language spoken by the Incas. President Elaine Rojas explains the choice of the company name. "I had the good fortune of traveling to Peru for many years and wearing Peruvian jewelry designs that received more compliments than any other accessory in my wardrobe. I never felt as beautiful as I did when I was wearing that jewelry. We were thrilled at the serendipity of finding this Quechua word."

In honor of each woman's distinct beauty, the three owners of Tikanchay carefully choose pieces of handmade jewelry that are crafted by master artisans to express a personal style that complements that beauty. Some of the reasons why Peruvian jewelry offers such a remarkable variety of styles are the diverse and ever changing country of Peru, the imaginations and many styles of the artisans who create the handcrafted jewelry and the variety of native materials available.

It was in their extensive travels throughout Peru in search of native materials that they met talented artisans in the provinces of the country who were working with organic materials such as straw, textile, dried gourd and ceramic. Calling upon their design and art background, they decided to collaborate with these artisans and the experienced silver artisans of Lima to create exclusive designs.

With so many options to choose from in the collections it is possible to buy for different personalities; and the limited quantities mean women don't have to keep their discovery of Tikanchay a secret. Rojas explains, "One of the things that we are most proud of is the number of people who use the "Tell a Friend" option on our site. Their willingness to share their love of our jewelry confirms our premise that it's possible to create a collection of pieces so unique that all our customers can express their individuality."

Tikanchay Imports is committed to cultivating a collection of handcrafted jewelry that qualifies as wearable works of art. The addition of these exclusive designs supports the Founders' premise that uniqueness is always in style, that every woman's individuality can be expressed with style and that all women deserve to feel beautiful.

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