Based in: México
Each Tita Lopez piece carries a distinct voice, deeply rooted in her Mexican heritage. Handcrafted with care, all materials are meticulously sourced from México and skillfully worked by master artisans. Hours of dedicated craftsmanship shape every design into the exquisite form you see showcased. This jewelry is not mass-produced; each piece belongs to a limited-edition series, embodying an intimate bond with tradition, ritual, and magic. Every piece is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship, imbued with the unique touch of the human hand, ensuring its status as a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Each design is carefully made by hand and one-of-a-kind! This ensures that you can treasure a piece of art that is truly unique and special. It makes the perfect addition to any jewelry collection.
These are general beliefs associated with obsidian in metaphysical and alternative healing communities. Individual experiences and interpretations may vary.
It is recommended that you recharge your quartz every 28 days in water, salt, under a full moon, or in the earth.
The journey of these exquisite pieces begins with the discovery of raw quartz, meticulously sourced by skilled miners from the regions of Queretaro, Guanajuato, Sonora, and Veracruz. This raw quartz is then entrusted to the seasoned craftsmanship of Don Crecencio, a revered lapidarist with over four decades of experience. Collaborating with Tita for a decade, his expertise and profound understanding of quartz have been passed down to his nephews, who work alongside him.
The transformation of raw quartz into unique shapes is a laborious process requiring immense skill and patience. Once the quartz achieves its desired form, it is carefully handed over to Tita Lopez, the mastermind behind these captivating designs. Infusing each piece with intricate beading, Tita adds the final flourish, whether it be a heart or a skull motif.
For this collection, an additional skilled artisan uses a traditional method that has been passed down for generations: martillado. This technique requires the artisan to use hammers of different shapes, sizes, and weights, depending on the alloy, the object's size, or the work phase. In addition, stone chisels are used to outline and adorn the object's final shape. This creates the gold flame that will be added to the quartz heart.
After undergoing Tita's meticulous work, each piece is lovingly cleansed and prepared for delivery. This journey is imbued with reverence, love, and an abundance of knowledge and skill.
Tita López is a multifaceted artist who dedicates her time to art and jewelry design. Inspiration to create each piece is born from her paintings and art pieces intertwined in singular harmony. Tita uses the natural forms of quartz, a pure element of nature; each piece is hand carved through artisanal ways dating back to pre-Columbian times, considering that they are unique pieces with all their qualities intact. The objective is to maximize the artisanal method using local products such as quartz and silver and combine it with designs inspired by the mysticism of Mexican culture, fusing tradition and art.
All orders are processed within 3 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. Once shipped you will receive another notification with tracking details; please allow 24 hours for the tracking to reflect transit details.
Note that special holidays result in high volume of packages and subsequent delays may occur.
Domestic Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Mail - $6 5 to 8 business day
Priority Mail® - $10 3 to 4 business days
Priority Mail Express® - $45 Next day to 2-day
We offer international shipping to include APO/FPO addresses. Please note, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Cadena Collective is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.
International Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Package International - $25 6 to 18 days
Priority Mail International - $60 6 to 12 business days
Things don't always go according to plan, and when they don't, we're here. We stand behind the products we offer, but if something doesn't work out we are ready to make things right! We want to make sure you have the best experience possible. Please note we do not accept order cancelations post 24 hours of purchase.
If your order did not work out, we are happy to assist with an exchange or return within 30 days of delivery. We are able to process returns for: 1. exchange, 2. store credit, or 3. refund.
Please note exclusions apply and we can only offer exchanges and returns for orders made within the United States.Exchanges and returns are eligible within 30 days from delivery--request must be made within this window. It is important to note that we will honor the date you made contact. With this said, no need to panic if you don’t hear from us within the time frame aforementioned.
Holiday Shopping: For all orders placed between November 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023, you have until January 31, 2024, to process a return or exchange. Items purchased after this period will qualify for our standard 30-day policy.
The following items are not available for exchange or return: Custom items (i.e. bridal designs), Made-to-order items (i.e. 14k gold jewelry), Clearance or archive sale items, Items marked as "Final Sale", International sales.
In order to be eligible for an exchange or return the following conditions must be met: 1. The item must be in the same condition that you received it: unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging, 2. Please inspect your order within 3 days of delivery and notify us immediately if the item is damaged, or defective, or if there is an error in your order.
Learn more here about our terms and conditions here: Exchange & Return Policy.