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Jade Pendant Necklace of Mayan Figure Ajpu from Guatemala, "Ajpu Medallion"

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Representing the image of a warror, the Mayan glyph for the human being, Ajpu... more

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Representing the image of a warror, the Mayan glyph for the human being, Ajpu, is etched by hand into a medallion of dark green Guatemalan jade. Zandra Lorena Sajbin designs this stunning pendant necklace, inspired by the beauty of jade and the significance of pre-Hispanic glyphs. The pendant centers a length of adjustable cotton cord, and features the Nahual name "Ajpu" inscribed on the reverse side.

  • 9 grams
  • 0.33 oz
  • 50.8 cm min L - x 101.6 cm max L
  • 20" min L - x 40" max L
  • 2 mm W
  • 2 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 0.4 cm H x 2.9 cm Diam.
  • Pendant(s): 0.2" H x 1.1" Diam.

  • Jade, cotton cord
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • 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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485

Kathy

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11/27/2021

"I love to wear this pendant"

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This pendant is lovely, and light in weight, so easy to wear. I really like how the cord can be adjusted in length also. The jade is beautifully carved and reminds me of a sweet but ornery little green parrot I had long ago. Thank you, Zandra, for this beautiful piece!

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Zoe

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11/27/2021

"My wedding ring"

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This ring is absolutely perfect. Thanks.

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Karan

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11/24/2021

"Perfect gift for Fathers Day!"

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I brought this as a gift for my father on Fathers Day and he loved it. He was mesmerized by the attention to detail and the gorgeous raw look of the jade stones. His only gripe is that the back plate (where the cuffs align with the shirt) are not as durable as they could be. Otherwise, this is a great product and my best wishes to the artisan. I hope future revisions of these cuff-links can take my recommendations into account... to turn this good product into an eve better one!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Father
  • Occasion: Father's Day

Tom

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11/23/2021

"Recipient loved it"

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Everyone who saw it loved it

Best Uses

  • Dressing up

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

Susan

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11/13/2021

"beautiful and unusual"

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This huge stone offers the chance to peer into its depths. I love this odd, lovely ring.

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  • an attention-getter

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Cindy

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10/30/2021

"Lovely birthday gift for myself"

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Package arrived 3 days early! This piece is beautiful, I love it :)

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Invincible, Men's Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Pendant Jade Necklace

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Empowering Women

Empowering Women

From a humble artist to a respected member of her community, Zandra captures the spirit of the Women's Empowerment badge. "After my husband died in 2017, I knew I would need to provide for my three children. I've made their education my top priority and plan to send each of them to university. I have also welcomed helpers into my workshop, and support them with fair wages," she says.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Zandra started off as a humble artisan with a strong passion. Since her start with NOVICA, she has been able to grow her workshop and achieve more than she thought possible. She is able to support her children, create jobs in her community, and has become one of the most respected artisans in her city.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Zandra Lorena Sajbin has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1050 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of more silver, jade and tools so she can develop her new designs.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Zandra lost her husband in 2017 and she is now the sole provider for her three children, Fabricio, Alejandro and Dulce. Through her jade jewelry art, she is able to support her children and increase their livelihood.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Zandra financially supports her three children's education and plans to send the three of them to university as well.

Job Creator

Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

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