Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Black Jade Dangle Earrings, "Black Tear"
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Polished teardrops of natural jade are crowned by silver hemispheres. Zandra Lorena Sajbin selects black Guatemalan gems to create earrings of classic beauty.
.925 Sterling silver
From a humble artist to a respected member of her community, Zandra captures the spirit of the Women's Empowerment badge. "After my husband died in 2017, I knew I would need to provide for my three children. I've made their education my top priority and plan to send each of them to university. I have also welcomed helpers into my workshop, and support them with fair wages," she says.
Zandra started off as a humble artisan with a strong passion. Since her start with NOVICA, she has been able to grow her workshop and achieve more than she thought possible. She is able to support her children, create jobs in her community, and has become one of the most respected artisans in her city.
Zandra Lorena Sajbin has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1050 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of more silver, jade and tools so she can develop her new designs.
Zandra lost her husband in 2017 and she is now the sole provider for her three children, Fabricio, Alejandro and Dulce. Through her jade jewelry art, she is able to support her children and increase their livelihood.
"A 35th Anniversary Gift"
I purchased these earrings for my wife on the occasion of our 35th anniversary. (Jade is the modern symbol for the 35th.) However, our anniversary is not for a couple of weeks, so I can't speak to her reaction since I've not given them to her yet, but I can tell you that I think they are lovely: simple, elegant, and no doubt flattering on her. I commend the artist, Ms. Sajbin, for the beauty of her work. Thank you.
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- This was a gift for: Wife
- Occasion: anniversary