Charisma Bolivia: "Bolivia... that’s in Africa, right?"

by Charisma Bolivia
(Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)

As people are viewing the jewelry I design I get a lot of questions like that about Bolivia. That's OK, I don't know where every single country in the world is located either. And it's great that everyone wants to know more about where your jewelry is made. That shows me that the pieces we're creating are really unique... different enough to evoke that kind of curiosity in people. How many times do you purchase jewelry in a department store and stop to wonder about where the stones come from or who made it for you?

I love an opportunity to talk about Bolivia and it's cultures. I've fielded questions like this all my life. Just how much information was lacking about Bolivia? Suffice it to say that anytime Hollywood needs a synonym for "the remote unknown" they write Bolivia into their scripts. Have you noticed? Everyone from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to James Bond to Scarface has gotten in trouble with Bolivia somehow in the movies. That's why I began to build in 2007.

I had a hard time describing Bolivia to people, not because I'm ever at a loss for words, mind you (the several thousand pages of information on my website will attest to that) but because there is just too much to tell! And no matter how much a person can talk about Bolivia, there's just no way to do justice to how beautiful this country is, with words. So I invite you to explore my website to learn more about this country, and I've also put together a slideshow of some of my favorite photos for you.

Charisma Bolivia jewelry is handcrafted by artisans in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I then bring our collections back to the U.S.A. where I place them in our online store. All orders are mailed worldwide from California.

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