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Unique Central American Jade Pendant, "Maya Butterfly"

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Delicately descending on the lance-like leaf of an anthurium, a sterling silver... more

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Delicately descending on the lance-like leaf of an anthurium, a sterling silver butterfly symbolizes transformation. "I designed this pendant as a reminder of the care and love that we must have toward our natural environment," confides Pablo Roquel. He carves the jade pendant by hand in the shape of a leaf and details it with sterling silver. For the ancient Maya, jade was a sacred gem reserved for their deities and royalty.

.925 Sterling silver

  • 18 grams
  • 0.63 oz
  • 6.1 cm L x 3.1 cm W x 1.4 cm D
  • 2.4" L x 1.2" W x 0.6" D

  • Sterling silver and jade
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • High polish finish
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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50

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09/30/2018

"A beautiful butterfly!l"

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Jade chosen directly from the miners who had just excavated it from the mines, so reads the words of Pablo Roquel. He then takes that jade and makes the most beautiful jewelry. I watched my wife as she opened this gift on her birthday. The MAYA BUTTERFLY - a delicately carved, green jade pendant with a light as air silver butterfly that looks as if it has just landed on its leaf of jade. It is not onlyunusual, it looks like nothing I have evr seen before. What vision and craftsmanship!

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  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: birthday

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01/30/2018

"Beautiful"

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This is a gorgeous pendant. I like the size. the jade is beautiful and the butterfly adds a wonderful touch.

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05/19/2017

"Maya Butterfly Jade Pendant"

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This is a beautiful, dramatic pendant. The jade is well chosen (and large). The butterfly jumps out in 3d! If you love butterflys, this is the pendant for you.

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11/30/2020

"Birthday Present"

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Absolutely beautiful

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From Seattle/WA/USA

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11/10/2020

"Gorgeous and well made!"

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Beautiful earrings that are a good size to be noticed, but not overwhelming or heavy. Some of my favorite go-tos as they match everything,

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09/07/2020

"Great Quality and beautiful stone!"

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Beautiful stone and bracelet is well made!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Pablo works with jade and silver to create beautiful jewelry. He feels inspired by the history of jade in Central America with its importance dating back to Maya times. He teaches anyone in his community who is interested in his techniques and how to work with Guatemalan jade.

In 1998, the government held a competition where artisans were invited to showcase their work, Pablo was awarded first place for his jewelry.

Pablo has been able to successfully grow his workshop and now creates jobs in his community to keep up with the demand for his designs.

Pablo Roquel has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $1100.

Pablo has three children and two of them are young enough to still need his support.

Pablo creates jobs in his community through the success of his work.

Pablo financially supports his children's education.

 
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