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Fair Trade Silver 925 and Green Jade Handcrafted Earrings, "Otomi Forest Princess"

Named Xareni — "princess of the forest" in the Otomi language — these... more

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Named Xareni — "princess of the forest" in the Otomi language — these beautiful earrings are the work of Ruben and Gilda Perez. They set disks of light green jade in sterling silver for a contemporary design.

  • 11 grams
  • 0.37 oz
  • 4.1 cm L x 2.1 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • 1.6" L x 0.8" W x 0.2" D

  • 925 sterling silver and jade
  • Hook earrings
  • High polish finish
  • 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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Cynthia

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03/21/2022

"I love them,"

The design is incredibly elegant and they are beautifully made!

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Otomi Forest Princess, Fair Trade Silver 925 and Green Jade Handcrafted Earrings

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Karen

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10/25/2019

"Exquisite"

Simple and beautifully executed. They are a real pleasure to wear.

Best Uses

  • These work with the most simple or elegant clothes

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Otomi Forest Princess, Fair Trade Silver 925 and Green Jade Handcrafted Earrings

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Tom

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02/02/2023

"Beautiful"

The mask shows excellent and meticulous workmanship. A beautiful piece at a reasonable price.

Best Uses

  • Wall decoration

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Iris

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01/30/2023

"Modern Mayan glyph"

This was even better than I expected. The black jade is cut thicker and lays nicely. Detail is etched well and I had a tough time picking just 1.

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Tommy

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01/09/2023

"Gift"

This was a gift for my Granddaughter. She was very happy and wears it everyday.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Joy

From Indiana

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12/10/2022

"I gifted it. Liked and worn a lot."

My grandson wears it a lot.

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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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