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Collectible Black Cotton and Jade Pendant Necklace, "Maya Legend"

Maya legend tells of how the god of maize used three jade stones to hold up the... more

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Maya legend tells of how the god of maize used three jade stones to hold up the sky apart from the sea. The ancient Maya deposited three jades in the tombs of the aristocracy, for the green gem came to be regarded as a sacred stone and source of life. Keeping with tradition, Guatemala's Ruben and Gilda Perez showcase the natural beauty of light and dark jade in a pendant that is crafted by hand with sterling silver and worn on a cotton cord.

.925 Sterling silver

  • 9 grams
  • 0.33 oz
  • Cord: 45.72 cm L
  • Cord: 18" L
  • 2 mm W
  • 2 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 3.6 cm L x 1.1 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 1.4" L x 0.4" W

  • Jade and sterling silver on cotton cord
  • High polish finish
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Gale

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06/21/2016

"Simple and beautiful"

Exquisite workmanship. Such beautiful quality of both the stone and the design

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Maya Legend, Collectible Black Cotton and Jade Pendant Necklace

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Dragon

From Minnesota

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02/02/2021

"She love this like candy"

It is such a simple design, but it always catches the eye. It almost seems edible, and it works with many different styles and colors of outfits. It gets a great deal of use!

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Maya Legend, Collectible Black Cotton and Jade Pendant Necklace

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Laura

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10/14/2022

"Unique bracelet"

I purchased this for myself. It is delicate with the pretty jade sphere. I love it and wear it all the time.

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Peter

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10/04/2022

"This is a wonderful image"

I bought this for a friend, who is delighted with the accuracy and beauty of this reproduction of a great Mayan image.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

Ed

From New York

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09/19/2022

"Nice bracelet"

Simple, yet classy and beautiful.

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Charles

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08/25/2022

"I love the color"

The light jade color is really pretty.

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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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