Nacho made this beautiful piece as part of a jewelry series on peacocks. The tail feathers are comprised of thirteen round lapis cabachons and nine peridot cabachons which all sit in textured bezels.The stones give it great color! The silver is 950 purity and the piece functions as both a pendant and a brooch. Each feather in the tail is hinged in the back which gives it great movement. The body of the peacock is given form and texture by using the technique of repousse and chasing. This also allows the piece to be much lighter than it would be if it were made in the lost waxing technique. Once again the Master does not dissapoint -he has such an eye for detail and truly amazing craftsmanship!
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This is a very short introduction to Manuel Igancio Gomez Aviles or "Nacho " as he is affectionately known to his friends. He has been working with metal -(Some 14 kt gold but mostly silver ) since the tender age of 6 . He learned his skills by working as an apprentice in different workshops and also learning from his father, Filliberto Gomez. Nacho is an award winning artist many times over. Throughout the years he has created many interesting collections of jewelry as well as sculptures that have gained him attention and respect throughout his country Mexico; as well as on an international level. When admiring one of his designs or wearing it around your neck or wrist you know that you are experiencing a truly collectible artwork.