This necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer features a lovely octopus pendant. Set in sterling silver, the body of the octopus is a teardrop cabochon of smooth larimar, and five of its eight arms cradle a faceted blue topaz gemstone.
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.