Handmade Guatemala Jade Pendant Necklace, 'Ee Maya Destiny'
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Cord: 45.72 cm L
Cord: 18" L
Cord width: 5 mm
Cord width: 5 mm
Pendant: 0.5 cm H x 3 cm Diam.
Pendant: 0.2" H x 1.2" Diam.
- Sterling silver, jade, polyurethane cord
- S-hook or hook clasp
- High polish finish
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"I strongly believe that everything is possible if one has dreams, and that nothing is impossible if you work hard to achieve your goals."
"My son's pediatrician and a priest from San Lucas Toliman, who I regard as my father, are my guardian angels. I'm a happy person who loves to chat, I'm honest and responsible, and I'm also a little bit strict. I was born on May 23, 1983 in Quiché but I grew up in an orphanage in San Lucas Toliman.
"At first my husband and I had a hard time selling our silver jewelry, we didn't have any clients. One day, when we didn't have money for food, I went to see our son's pediatrician and he bought a few pieces. He was our first client.
"The first thing I ever made on my own was a pair of silver earrings. My husband taught me so I could help him. I remember watching him work on his own 'til all hours of the night and I really wanted to learn how to craft jewelry. Finally the day came when he asked me to help him and that's how I started. As I saw the jewelry I had been crafting and saw how beautiful it was I felt happy -- everyone kept saying how much they liked what I had made!
"It's not been easy getting established as an artisan because silver is very expensive and it's difficult to purchase. But when you set your own mind to it, you can achieve your goals. My greatest dream is to be able to buy a piece of land and build my own house so that I may leave it to my two sons.
"I like to work with jade because it is a sacred stone for us Maya people. Jade used to be worn as an amulet, and those who wore the most jade pieces were considered to be the most important people in the community. Rescuing the value of our traditions is always important.
"Silver has become a way of life for my family, and little by little I'm teaching my sons so that when they grow up they may choose to continue what their mom and dad began for them.
"Guatemala offers many opportunities for those of us who like to work hard and now my husband and I have a workshop where we also sell our designs. I strongly believe that everything is possible if one has dreams, and that nothing is impossible if you work hard to achieve your goals.
"I think Novica and the people who support traditional handcrafts can tell that ours is a jewelry that satisfies the highest demands.
"I lead a happy and tranquil life together with my loved ones. I enjoy going to fairs and expos to exhibit my jewelry. We have received several recognitions from Guatemala's Tourism Institute where they give special mention to the high quality of our pieces, as well as for our hard work. I believe our jewelry reflects all the love that we pour into what we do. Our customers are mostly tourists who like our designs because we use the best jade and the best quality silver we can find.
"Offering my art through Novica is another dream come true. I am honored to see people beyond Guatemala's borders wear my designs. Each of them bears my best wishes."
The Lilac Peacock earrings are even more beautiful in person. Thank you so much for your beautiful work!
Thank you Sandra I bought the bracelet jocotengo because I love haveing all the rainbow jade colors. It is a piece that I wear on a daily basis. You know I use to live in the village of Jocotenago from 1995 untill 2004. It was a great expierce learning my culture since both my parents and my husband are Guatemalan.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Love the Jade pendant I received from Zandra. Colours and cut of the stone are great! I only wish the chain had been longer. Overall though, great product!
I received my jade ring and absolutely love it. The stone and the setting are perfect, and I very much admire your artistry. Thank you.
Orange, Virginia, USA
I absolutely loved the Jade heart that I purchased with this artist! It was perfect! And, the bag it was shipped inside was just adorable. I was 100% pleased with this purchase!
Purchased stunning, sleek jade earrings from Zandra - they are amazing. Thank you!
I have recently purchased the ""wild heart"" earrings, and they are just adorable. Also, the quality is really good, and the jade stone is gorgeous. Thank you
My heart shaped jade ring , love immemorial, arrived today. It is so beautiful and just the right size for my hand . The color of the jade is slightly lighter than pictured and that is a plus for me. It is a comfortable ring to wear. Just love heart shàped jewelry. Also I appreciate the gift bag which doubles as a worry doll. I have never seen such a bag. It is very cute. A tiny handmade worrydoll is attached to the gift bag. Thank you for your creations, Rebecca
I have purchased three lavender earrings and a pendant from you. The work is so beautifully done. They are gifts for birthdays and Christmas. Those who have relieved them are so pleased with the earrings and absolutely love your packaging with the worry dolls. You are very talented.
Fast arrival via airmail. The black jade 'harmonious' earrings are beautiful and professionally crafted. Arrived in a gift cloth bag with a hand made muneca doll. Very nice. Thank you, S. Davis
Just received the ""Princess of the Forest"" jade pendant necklace and ""Maya Life"" light green jade earrings and I am extremely amazed at how beautiful these jewelry pieces are. Beautiful and well made by Zandra Loreba Sajbin. Love the colors of the dark and light jade and quality and design of the necklace and earrings. Very stunning in person and on the website! Thank you, Zandra, for your artistic design and love your packaging also. Have my eye on something else from you in the near future! Love it....! Thank you, Lorraine King USA
I just received my lilac jade ""Floating in the Breeze"" earrings, and I absolutely love them! They are skillfully crafted, graceful and unique. Since I put them on, I don’t want to take them off, I’m wearing them right now! The packaging is simply wonderful – always wanted my own “worry” doll! The enclosed hand-written card with a view of Lago Atitlan reminded me of my travels in Guatemala several years ago. It’s that personal touch that makes all the difference – it made me feel that special connection to the artist and her home. Thank you Zandra Lorena for the wonderful artwork you are sharing with us, and thank you Novica for supporting the local artists.
I just received the Light Green Maya Mystique ring. It's such a beautiful and unique ring. The stone has a very calming energy. Thank you Zandra!
I purchased Zandra Lorena Sajbin's Jade ""Quetzal Eclipse"" for my wife and she definitely approves. The coloring on our piece was lovely, and I'm going to order matching earrings to surprise her soon.
I made my purchase for a grand daughter who lives in anohter city but judging from the call I received from her and her mom, the gift was as great in person as it was seeing it online. Thanks for your time , effort and creativity. Very nice gift! Austin, Texas
I received my ring yesterday, Midnight Forest, and I love it. It is so gorgeous. Living in Hawaii we are surrounded by tropical forest and I like how the jade resembles the trees in our valley. The cut of the stone is unique and exquisite. Very very beautiful work Zandra! I will definitely purchase from this artist and NOVICA again. Aloha!
I ordered the ""Life Divine"" Jade Cocktail Ring TWO days ago and it's already here! Super fast shipping! And the ring is BEAUTIFUL! Cannot wait to make more purchases with Zandra!
I ordered two pair of silver and jade earrings. One wss to replace an earring I lost that I originally purchased in Guatemala. The workmanship on the earrings is exquisite. They are exactly what I wanted. Thank you, Zandra.
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