Our stunning, handmade, Sterling Silver Indalo Man (also known as Almeria Man or El Indalo) can be made as a pendant, with or without a sterling silver chain, or as a sterling silver key ring (either a classic round or heart shaped key ring).
He is also available in 2 sizes as a pendant in 9ct Yellow Gold, which you can buy here (and see last picture).
Perfect as a gift or treat to remind you or your loved ones of holidays or time in Spain.
We also make a new, modernist and simplified version of Indalo Man which you can see here (and see second to last picture).
The Indalo Man is a representation of a cave painting found in the Los Vélez area of the province of Almeria (which is in Andalucia, Southern Spain). The cave painting was officially discovered in 1868 and made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. The cave paintings found are believed to be at least 4,500 years old and the Indalo Man is believed to be a representation of a prehistoric God who holds a Rainbow with open arms.
The Indalo Man is believed to bring good luck, health and love to those who own one and it is customary in the region of Almeria to paint the Indalo symbol on the front of houses and businesses to protect them from evil! The Indalo Man is an important symbol across the Region of Andalucia.
HOW THE SILVER INDALO MAN IS MADE:
My interpretation of the lovely Indalo Man is hand-crafted from 4mm (0.16″) thick sterling silver rod. He measures approximately 3.5cm (1.38″) at his widest point and 4cm (1.57″) long. We think he’s very beautiful!
You can choose to buy your Silver Indalo Man as:
- a pendant strung on a sterling silver chain. Please let us know the length of chain and the type of chain you would like; picture 3 show a silver trace chain. The 4th picture shows a 3mm belcher chain (suitable for men). Or
- a pendant without chain. Or
- hanging from a sterling silver key ring. You can choose from a classic split ring design or a heart design both of which measure 3cm wide/long (1.18″) – see pictures 6 and 7.
You can also choose (above) to have the Indalo Man in a highly polished, shiny, finish or in a matt satin finish (see 8th and 9th picture for the matt satin finish).
You can also choose whether you want your Indalo Man to have ‘straight’ legs – 3rd picture – or with ‘running’ legs (1st picture).
The total weight will be approximately 25gm (0.88 oz) and your lucky Indalo Man will be delivered in an elegant padded box.
As the Indalo Man is made to order you will receive a totally unique piece of special jewellery. He may not be exactly the same as those in the pictures but he will be very similar, beautiful and unique and will help relive the memories of your or your loved ones time in Spain!
He will be posted to you by recorded delivery from Andalucia, Spain. It will usually take me 2 weeks to make your man for you, but I will confirm when you order (or ask me before ordering!).
CUSTOMS AND IMPORT DUTIES: Packages sent from Spain to any country outside the EU (which includes the United Kingdom from 1st January 2021), may attract customs or import duties when the package arrives. You must pay any additional monies for customs clearance or you will not receive your parcel. We neither have the control over these charges that are levied, nor can we predict what they may be. We cannot refund these charges.
You can read a review from a happy buyer who bought an Indalo Man here – she said “Absolutely wonderful Indalo!!!!!!! Fast delivery!!!! Great packaging!!!!! Communication was superb and very thorough throughout the process from conception to delivery!!!! A really terrific artist and a AAA seller!!!!!!!!! I really couldn’t be happier!!!! Brava!!!!!!”.
And another here from a happy buyer
There is another review here – which says “My Indalo man made to my door today and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM!!!!!! He’s really perfect and I can’t thank you enough! I really appreciate all of the care that you took in keeping contact through every step of his evolution all the way to the finished guy. You are the best and I will leave you some stunning feedback! He is great and just what I had envisioned and wanted. Thank you so much!!!!!!”
And “Hi Lesley,your Indalo man is really a very beautiful piece!Thank you very much!I wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas, Dieter”