Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Beetle Earrings, "Makech"
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Spreading sterling silver wings, the Yucatecan makech beetle is adorned with precious stones. Francisco Sanchez transforms the creature into stunning earrings. Radiant amethysts and luminous cultured pearls complete his handcrafted design. For the ancient Maya, the makech was a symbol of life and power.
- 8 grams
- 0.28 oz
- 2.9 cm L x 2.2 cm W x 0.7 cm D
- 1.1" L x 0.9" W x 0.3" D
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Francisco Sanchez has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3500 and the most recent for $3400. Proceeds were used to purchase silver and natural gemstones for his jewelry.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.