Visit the Emerald Museum and learn about gemology on this guided tour in Cartagena. While there, attend a lecture where you’ll be able to interact with different emerald specimens. Then, stop by the jewelry-making workshop to watch craftsmen manufacturing sterling silver or 18K gold emerald jewelry. Light refreshments are included.
Enjoy a day full of learning and having fun!You will be picked up and taken to our jeweler who will introduce you to the art of making beautiful jewelry with emerald and silver. During the class you will get the opportunity to make four different jewelry: ring, pendant, bracelet and earrings and one of them are you going to take home for free as a memory or a gift. They can go into techniques, tips and tricks, all at the level you which for. After the class you will be taken to a museum close by where we will show you a lot of different emerald and tell you the story of how they became such a desired stone.
A few minutes from Barranquilla, in the municipality of Galapa, hundreds of handicrafts are carved that exalt the most important party in the country: Carnival. Learn about the elaboration process and live the experience of being a craftsman for a day led by local teachers.
Discover La Boquilla while you support an amazing project: “The project Madres-Cabeza de Familia y sus Cocos (Mothers head of the family and their coconuts).” This association of 7 women starts in 2008 when they enroll a crafts-class sponsored by the NGO ProBoquilla. Nowadays, they produce jewelry, silverware, containers, vases, belts, and accessories made of coconuts, and gladly teach you how to make your own souvenirs.The process isn’t easy; to produce a handicraft a lot of work and time is required. First, the coconuts must be soaked, cleaned and cut, a process that takes several hours. Second, they have to be polished; harsh labor that must be done with several breaks in between. Despite the time-consuming in the process, it is worth it when you see the final results. The coconut handicrafts are not only interesting because of its process, but the women involved in it. Behind the objects are women with amazing personalities shaped by their life stories.