This is a stunning necklace of huge slightly graduated hand shaped pieces of Chiapas amber. The clasp is sterling silver toggle from Taxco and the necklace is strung on heavy silk cord. It is an impressive and rare piece. Amber of this size is uncommon and has become much more difficult to get in even the past two years.
Mexican amber is among the rarest and highest qualities of amber in the world. The amber is of a long extinct species of tree and is probably about 25 million years old. This is completely natural untreated amber.
The total length of the necklace is 21" and it weighs 214g
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These earrings are an homage to corn! Mexicans call themselves the "children of corn," descendants of people whose religious pantheon included three corn gods. Cornstalks were common patterns in ancient Mexican art and persist today in popular art. Between the Guatemalan and U.S. borders grow at least 32 varieties of corn, each with various sub-varieties, developed in response to climate and soil differences.
Sterling silver. About 1.5 inches long. Approx 7 grams.
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