Sunday, August 28, 2011

What Every Woman Wants to Wear, Maleku Jewelry

Ileana Maria Rojas-Bennett
In this gloomy weather, Everything She Wants could use a pick-me-up. And Maleku, a vibrant line of handcrafted jewelry inspired by the colors of the Costa Rican Rain Forest, will do the trick.

Designed by Costa Rica native Ileana Maria Rojas-Bennett, Maleku was named after a tribe in the northern part of Costa Rica and means "Indian in love."

A relative newcomer to jewelry design, Rojas-Bennett won the "Beyond the Runway" prize at Nolcha Fashion Week in 2010 for her fine designs, which are fashioned from 14, 22 and 24-karat gold, sterling and fine silver, freshwater pearls, and semi-precious stones such as blue Persian turquoise, black onyx and smoky quartz.

Maleku retails from $50 - $1500 and a percentage of all sales will be donated to help preserve the endangered Maleku tribes.


For more info contact ileana@malekujewelry.com

Photo credit: Tracy E. Hopkins

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