Handmade Sterling Silver 'Ajpu Maya Life Force' Jade Necklace (Guatemala)

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ITEM# 14223096
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    ITEM#: 14223096

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Represented by a human being on a handcrafted necklace, the 'Ajpu' glyph symbolizes the life force according to the Maya. Zandra Lorena Sajbin carves the image on natural green jade mined in Guatemala for a necklace with a sterling silver clasp.

    Product Features:
    • Style: Pendant
    • Materials: Polyurethane cord
    • Gemstone colors: Green
    • One hand-knotted round-cut jade measures 30 mm
    • Metal: Sterling silver
    • Finish: High polish
    • Clasp: Hook
    • Pendant dimensions: 5 mm high x 30 mm diameter
    • Necklace dimensions: 5 mm wide x 18 inches long

    Story Behind the Art:
    Zandra Lorena Sajbin says, 'The first thing I ever made on my own was a pair of silver earrings. My husband taught me so I could help him. As I saw the jewelry I had been crafting and saw how beautiful it was, I felt happy.'

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    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


    All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code TB (jade). See Gemstone Treatments for further information.

    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


    Material Gemstone, Metal, Stone
    Metal Sterling Silver
    Length 18 Inch
    Gemstone Jade
    Chain Style Cord
    Color Green
    Country of Origin Guatemala
    Metal Color White
    Necklace Type Choker
    Product Features Handmade
    Stone Color Green
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions Cord: 5 mm wide x 18 inches long; Pendant: 5 mm high x 30 mm diameter
    Model Number 187486
    Country of Origin Guatemala

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    • Good Quality Necklace
      Verified Purchase

      Nicely crafted, just what I had in mind.

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      OstkUser98643 Apr 6, 2016
    • it's small,
      Verified Purchase

      smaller than I expected, it doesn't really seem like jade, but it may be just the non-translucent type of jade.

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      Helinka L. Mar 19, 2016

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