CUSTOM ORDER JEWELRY
This pendant is made of sterling silver (925) made by hand in my workshop and of a beautiful Nevada turquoise.
Kan Balam is Pakal's son, one of the most famous Mayan kings who reigned in Palenque, Mexico. The representation of Kan Balam refers to his journey to the underworld of the dead to receive the blessing of his father when he becomes a king.
I accompanied this pre-Columbian etching of an oval turquoise. The stones of blue color were especially appreciated by the pre-Hispanic cultures since it implied the water, essential element for life and agriculture.
This pendant is really one of a kind. It is artisan etched. The etching process takes times but the result allows appreciating the intricate and delicate patterns. The bas-relief effect is really nice. The deeper part is matte and the upper part has been sanded and polished.
Etching is an artisanal process, which produces a unique design each time I use it. Two pieces with a same design will never be exactly the same by the hazards of the process. Each detail makes a unique piece.
Polished, shiny finish.
Dimensions: 5 x 2 cm.
As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 2 to 5 weeks to receive your order. Thank you for taking this information into account before ordering in our shop (please, read the complete conditions of shipping here).
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I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.
By Emmanuelle Guyon
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