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Black Jade Pendant Necklace with Sterling Silver, "Maya Elegance"

"The design of this necklace is very special to us, because we're carving large pieces of black jade and we're loving the final result,"... more

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"The design of this necklace is very special to us, because we're carving large pieces of black jade and we're loving the final result," confide Ruben and Gilda Perez. They craft the necklace by hand with the luminous sheen of sterling silver for a stunning contrast.

.925 Sterling silver hooks.

  • 50 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 45.72 cm L
  • 18" L
  • 1 mm W
  • 1 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 28 cm L x 4 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 11" L x 1.6" W

  • Sterling silver and jade
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • High polish finish
  • Made in Guatemala
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
  • Product ID: 243071
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Ruben and Gilda Perez
Ruben and Gilda Perez

Central America

Handcrafted jade jewelry and Maya masks

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Christine

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Sep 13, 2018

Great Craftsmanship!”

Exquisite jade necklace. Very well made. Distinctive design.

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Carmen

From Rhode Island

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Dec 18, 2020

Black jade necklace”

Beautiful piece. Very elegant and with strong character. I feel flattered with it on my neck. Thank you very much

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Joycelyn

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Oct 12, 2020

Beautiful necklace”

My granddaughter and daughter-in-law loved this necklace! The quality is good and it lays nicely on your neck.

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Thomas

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Jul 02, 2020

Beautiful statement piece”

Love it!

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Kari

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May 15, 2020

Unique and stunning accessory”

Beautiful.

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Diana

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Apr 08, 2020

I love this”

I wish I had somewhere to where this, but during lock down, I have no place to go and its a bit dressy for hanging out at the house!

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  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: Christmas

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randall

From sterling heights, mi, usa

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May 15, 2024

a stunner!!”

simple lines that draw the eye to expose its craftsmanship...

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Maya Virtue in Dark Green, Dark Green Jade and Silver Cocktail Ring from Guatemala

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Irene

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May 12, 2024

Fantastic earrings!”

The earrings are perfect and I love the colour of the stones!

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Michael

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Apr 16, 2024

This now a cherished heirloom”

I love the artist and planning on buy more - love jade and the artistry on the plaque - love history.

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Staci

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Apr 07, 2024

So many compliments”

Beautiful necklace and pendent. Great length and goes with so many clothes! Love my new necklace!

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Jutta

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Mar 15, 2024

Wunderschöne Ohrringe”

Wie die „Otomi Forest Princess“, sind auch diese Ohrhänger ein Traum! Die Eheleute Perez sind wirklich Meister ihres Faches. Danke für diese wunderschönen Ohrhänger Cool Green Fan! Es ist sicher nicht meine letzter Ohrschmuck von diesen Beiden.

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Jutta

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Mar 15, 2024

Ein Traum am Ohr”

Heute bekommen und sprachlos über soviel Schönheit! Danke dem Ehepaar Perez! Ich werde die Ohrringe in Ehren halten, insbesondere da das Video vermittelte , wie viel Arbeit und Liebe hinter diesem Produkt steckt.

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Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

One of Ruben and Gilda's assistants was in a motorcycle accident several years ago. He injured his foot, which left him without a job. Ruben and Gilda have hired this man with pride as he is a hard worker and a great asset to their team.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Ruben and Gilda's parents taught them the value of hard work and that art is an expression of culture. Many of their designs include jade, which was highly valued by ancient civilizations in the area and used as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts. Their artwork is often a reflection of Guatemalan culture and they used techniques passed down over generations.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Thanks to their hard work and partnership with NOVICA, Ruben and Gilda have been able to build their own house and support their children's education. They hope to continue to grow their sales through NOVICA so they do not have to seek out other, more complicated markets.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Ruben and Gilda Perez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of silver to craft jewelry for the holiday season.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

Their youngest son faces many health challenges but every day they work to give him a normal life without limitations. Ruben and Gilda are amazing parents who strive everyday to give their children the best life possible.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Ruben and Gilda are both very supportive of their children and will continue to support their education with the goal of them both being successful professionals.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Ruben and Gilda have two children they support — Brandon Jose and Ruben Alejandro — who are both under the age of 18 and attending school.

Job Creator

Job Creator

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

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