This is a stunning necklace of graduated hand shaped pieces of Guatemalan jade. The clasp is a sterling silver hook and eye and the necklace is strung on heavy silk cord.
These necklaces are called chachales. They are ceremonial necklaces used by people in the Mayan cultures of Guatemala. Chachal means necklace in the k'che language and is also a reference to the sound these make when they move.
About 25” long
The silver content of the charms is unknown. The green beads are Guatemalan jade.
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These spectacular beauties are made in Zacatecas, Mexico, the home of this style of beautiful filigree work. These are dramatic and feminine. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Unique and wonderful earring.
Sterling silver. Just shy of 2.75" long. Approx 32 grams.
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Epic Guatemalita jade necklace of graduated disks. The form of this piece is exquisite made by a master of his craft. Sterling silver beads hook closure. The jade is called guatemalita. It is indigenous only to Guatemala.
a 27 inches long 982g. This necklace is not for beginners!
The one in the photo is the one for sale.
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