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Nahual Cotton Pendant Jade Necklace, "Maya Wisdom"

By Ruben and Gilda Perez, this necklace depicts an ancient glyph in jade. Known... more

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By Ruben and Gilda Perez, this necklace depicts an ancient glyph in jade. Known as B'atz, it is the animal nahual that connects humans with deities. The monkey is a symbol of wisdom. On the day known as B'atz, the energy is perfect for all matters regarding family life. They 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.
  • Ships fast from USA.
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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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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