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Handmade Green Jade and Silver Necklace with Cotton Cord, "Apple Blossom"

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For husband-and-wife artisan team Ruben and Gilda Perez, art is an expression of culture. In this design, an apple green jade cabochon is surrounded by a bloom of sterling silver with subtle heart-shaped cutouts. It's a nod to the ancient jade traditions of the Maya. Handcrafted in Guatemala and strung on cotton cord.

  • 9 grams
  • 0.32 oz
  • Cord: 45.72 cm L
  • Cord: 18" L
  • 2 mm W
  • 2 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 3.9 cm L x 2.9 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • Pendant(s): 1.5" L x 1.1" W x 0.2" D

  • Jade and sterling silver on cotton cord
  • High polish finish
  • Cord chain
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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225

Claudia

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04/06/2017

"Love it"

This is the perfect size for me. I was thinking it might be too large and bulky but it is a perfect size ~ not too large and not too small. The color is beautiful. Love the design too.

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Patricia

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07/30/2023

"Absolutely beautiful."

Even more beautiful in person than in the picture. Made a wonderful graduation gift for my niece.

Best Uses

  • Would be beautiful worn with anything

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: graduation

Jennifer

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09/03/2021

"Beautiful necklace"

This is a very nice pendant. This was a gift. The recipient really liked it. I love the design and the combination of Jade and Silver. Would buy from this artist again.

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

Dragon

From Minnesota

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02/02/2021

"Cant keep her hands off of this one!"

It looks exactly like the photos, and it makes quite an impression in hand--more than one might expect. It is that perfect color for several of her applications, so it gets used a lot.

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A. M.

From UK

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08/05/2020

"Gorgeous necklace, good length too."

This is a very classic pretty design in silver, complemented well by the soft jade stone at the centre. I love it.

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BILL

From Jupiter / Florida / USA

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03/24/2020

"Wonderful gift"

My 40 something Daughter who teaches Yoga says I ?nailed it!? and loves it.

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Bilyana

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01/30/2024

"Incredible elegance"

Ruben and Gilda Perez are my favorite jewelries artisans. I enjoy more than 9 of their craft items. Their work is incredible. There earrings are real piece of art, so beautiful and elegant. I am always amazed by their jewelries and recommend their collection to everyone.

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Elegant and beautiful earrings

Best Uses

  • Daily use

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Bilyana

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01/30/2024

"Elegant and beautiful earrings"

Ruben and Gilda Perez are my favorite jewelries artisans. I enjoy more than 9 of their craft items. Their work is incredible. There earrings are real treasure, they are so elegant and beautiful. I am always amazed by their jewelries and recommend their collection to everyone.

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Bilyana

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01/30/2024

"Beautiful earrings"

Ruben and Gilda Perez are my favorite jewelries artisans. I enjoy more than 9 of their craft items. Their work is incredible. I love these earrings, they are so beautiful and elegant. I am always amazed by their jewelries and recommend their collection to everyone.

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Elegant jenuen beautiful

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  • Jenuen, beautiful, elegant

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Bilyana

Verified Reviewer

01/30/2024

"Amazing pendant"

Ruben and Gilda Perez are my favorite jewelries artisans. I enjoy more than 9 of their craft items. Their work is incredible. I am always amazed by their jewelries and recommend their collection to everyone.

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Daily affirmations

Best Uses

  • Daily affirmations

Purchased Item:

Remember to Fall in Love, Artisan Crafted Fall in Love Jade Pendant Necklace

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Bilyana

Verified Reviewer

01/30/2024

"Incredible pendant"

Ruben and Gilda Perez are my favorite jewelries artisans. I enjoy more than 9 of their craft items. Their work is incredible. This pendant time is now brings the Zen meaning of live each moment to the fullest and be happy now. I am always amazed by their jewelries and recommend their collection to everyone.

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Zen happiness meditation affirmations

Best Uses

  • Zen life, meditation, daily affirmations

Purchased Item:

Remember Now is the Time, Motivational Message Jade Pendant Necklace

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Melissa

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12/17/2023

"Green Jade Treasure"

These jade earrings are exceptional in my opinion. I found them in Guatemala. The edges are black which draw the eye and add drama. I believe the sides are onyx. They are versatile in style yet sophisticated. Unusual in their creativity. I absolutely adore them. in gratitude, Dr. Melissa

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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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