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  • Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver
  • Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver
  • Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver
  • Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver
  • Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver
  • Thickness of our sterling silver etched ring Thickness of our sterling silver etched ring

Mexica, Mexican meander ring in sterling silver

This ring is made of sterling silver (925) made by hand in my workshop.

I named it Mexica as a reference to the Pre-Hispanic Mexican Zapotec culture and especially to archaeological sites such as Mitla in Oaxaca. This kind of pattern, usually in the form of mosaic, adorns the walls of palaces and tombs of the city-states of this culture of Mexico in the post-classical period. The group of columns of Mitla, or palace of the high priest, is certainly the best example of this Zapotec art. Although the exact meaning of the meander has been lost, one can only admire the wide variety of patterns. Some authors suggest a representation of water so important for these civilizations, and therefore a connection with the rain god Cocijo (equivalent to Chac for Mayan civilization or Tlaloc for Aztecs). However, there are many other interpretations of these symbols, ranging from a simple decoration fashion of the time, to an alien writing.

This ring is really one of a kind. It is artisan etched. The etching process takes time 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. Shiny finish.

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.

The ring is etched on the entire outer surface of the meander.

The band is 8 mm large (0.315 inch).

This is a custom order. Please, specify your ring size when you order it. Thanks!

Thickness of the ring: this model can be made with thicknesses of 1 mm, 1.3 mm or 1.6 mm. For reference, go to the last photo of the slideshow.

The ring thickness on the model is 1mm.

As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 3 to 6 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).

You have a question? Contact us.

I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.

By Emmanuelle Guyon.

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