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Product ID: 199704

Handmade Maya Glyph Jade Pendant Cotton Necklace, "Maya Knowledge of Power"

byRuben and Gilda Perez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (149)
Sharing the rich legacy of the ancient Maya, Ruben and Gilda Perez recreate a... more

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Sharing the rich legacy of the ancient Maya, Ruben and Gilda Perez recreate a hieroglyph in jade. It depicts a closed hand with the opposing fingers touching to close a circuit of energy. Named Kej, it represents the four pillars that sustain the earth and sky, and the knowledge of power. The artisans present the pendant on a black waxed cotton cord with a polished silver clasp.

.925 Sterling silver

Please note: Etched image may fade somewhat over time, as a result of absorbing body oils and/or skincare products. Simply wash the pendant with soap and water and let it dry to refresh the design again.

  • 9 grams
  • 0.32 oz
  • 35 cm min L - x 65 cm max L
  • 13.75" min L - x 25.5" max L
  • 3 mm W
  • 3 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 2.5 cm L x 1.9 cm W x 0.4 cm D
  • Pendant(s): 1" L x 0.7" W x 0.2" D

  • Jade, waxed cotton cord, sterling silver clasp
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • 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

Reviews by Customers

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149

Verified Reviewer

11/29/2020

"I never take it off!!!"

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This is a beautiful bracelet!!! I love wearing it and I never take it off!!!! I hope theu keep making it, because when the cord eventually breaks I will need another one!!

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10/16/2020

"Very pretty"

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Very pretty and well made. The color is darker than i like but it is still very pretty.

Best Uses

  • Every day wear

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10/16/2020

"Beautiful"

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Simple design, beautiful stone, work very professionally done. Thank you.

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10/12/2020

"Beautiful necklace"

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

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Verified Reviewer

10/11/2020

"Lovely piece"

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The jade is a little darker than what I am aware. However, the stone is very smooth and hangs well.

Best Uses

  • Wearing

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Verified Reviewer

10/06/2020

"Birthday present"

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Very nice perfect size

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Whirlwind, Hand Crafted Jade Dangle Earrings

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ruben and Gilda have received letters of recognition from universities including Galileo University. They were also awarded 2nd place in a USAC fair.

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

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

 
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