These lovely earrings feature the Cruz de Yalalag. This is a prehispanic symbol originating from the town of Villa Hidalgo in Oaxaca. This cross is based on the cosmic, social and theogonic concept that crosses have had in all of Mesoamerican culture since before the conquest of the Spanish and the evangelizing of missionaries in what is today, Latin America.
The cross symbolizes the world, with its four corners and directions. The East-West defines the solar direction of God, who is born in the East and dies symbolically every day in the West. The South-North is the human direction, which is vital in the South and deadly in the North.
This meaning is added upon with the cross of Yalalag with the addition of the three hanging crosses. The three hanging crosses each represent a natural element. The left represents the heavens, the right, land and central, the key to interpret this cross, is the wind, element of intermediation that opens the possibility of passing from heaven to earth or earth to heaven.
Sterling silver. About 2 inches long. Approx 10 grams.
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Absolutely insane flash on this labradorite hung on a waxed poly cord. The photos have not been enhanced in any way. It's as though the light comes from it! The necklace measures 17.5" long. The pendant is 67mm long
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A breathtaking ring created by a Mayan artisan of Chiapas. I am awed by the work and artistry of this ring. Sterling silver and rainbow mooonstone. The stone and bezel measure about 2 inches long. The size of the ring is 5.5. Sterling silver.
These vibrant little treasures are carved from wood, hand painted and adorned with sterling silver. These are in the style of the the classic jaguar masks produced in the Costa Chica and used in traditional dances there. All of the metal is sterling silver. About 1.75 inches long Approx 4 grams.
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