Men's jade cufflinks, "Royal Green"
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Guatemala's Rafael Antonio Zurdo designs cufflinks of regal beauty crowned with sleek green jade. The Maya called it ya'ax chich and regarded jade as a sacred symbol of life, fertility and power. The artisan handcrafts the sterling silver design with bold artistry.
.925 Sterling silver
- 10 grams
- 0.35 oz
- 2 cm H x 1.8 cm W x 1.4 cm D
- 0.8" H x 0.7" W x 0.6" D
Rafael and his wife work together in their workshop. When his wife was pregnant with their second child, she was diagnosed with cancer. It was a very scary time for their family as the wife couldn't receive treatment or surgery because of the risk of losing the baby. Rafael's wife and their baby both survived and were able to recover and live healthy lives.
Rafael Antonio Zurdo has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in materials for his work, such as jade and sterling silver.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
Rafael eldest is studying tourism and his two younger children are in middle school.
Rafael has three children he supports named Fatima, Paulo, and Saul.