Guatemalan artisan Zandra Lorena Sajbin chooses to work with jade due to the stone's cultural significance for people of Mayan descent. She crafts this necklace from sterling silver, hanging a light green jade heart from a mariner chain.
925 sterling silver, jade
Chain length: 18 inches L
Chain width: 2 mm
Pendant: 1.1 inches L x 0.6 inches W x 0.2 inches D
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.