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Adjustable Jade Pendant Necklace from Guatemala, "Mayan Ellipse"

An elegant ellipse of dark green jade centers a length of cotton cord, resulting... more

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An elegant ellipse of dark green jade centers a length of cotton cord, resulting in this matchless pendant necklace by Guatemalan duo Ruben and Gilda Perez. They work together to create new and innovative designs, giving the cord an adjustable length to fit the wearer with ease.

  • 21 grams
  • 0.73 oz
  • Cord length: 40 cm min L - x 82 cm max L
  • Cord length: 15.75" min L - x 32.5" max L
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Pendant: 5 cm L x 3 cm W
  • Pendant: 2" L x 1.2" W

  • Jade, cotton cord
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ruben and Gilda have received letters of recognition from universities including Galileo University. They were also awarded 2nd place in a USAC fair.

Ruben and Gilda have two children they support — Brandon Jose and Ruben Alejandro — who are both under the age of 18 and attending school.

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

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"Gorgeous Mayan Jade Pendant"

This gorgeous Mayan Jade pendant looks even better in natural light. It exhibits different shades of green, and sometimes (overall) just the tiniest hint of greenish blue. The elliptical shape makes it the perfect touchstone throughout the day as it has a smooth and comforting feel. I also love that it's on an adjustable cord. If you're looking to try out your first piece of Mayan Jade then this piece is a great one to start with. It's not too big and has the right heft to it. Thank you, Ruben and Gilda, for choosing and working on this beautiful piece of jade! It's elegant, versatile, and a tactile piece of art!

Best Uses
  • Casual
  • Formal
  • Contemporary
  • Touchstone

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"Boho or high end"

I'm really happy with this necklace. It is good size and a lovely color. The cord necklace is able to be changed to different lengths which I like. Can dress up or town.

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3 Testimonials for Ruben and Gilda Perez

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Margarita

This was a gift to my best friend and she liked it very much!! It was received in perfect condition. Great artists!! Thank you

James A

I bought the Jade necklace. The craftsmanship is top notch and the selection of stone itself was perfect. I'm 100% satisfied with the purchase. Thank you Ruben and Gilda!

Margaret

Dayton, OH USA

 
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