Jade, mined in Guatemala, has been prized since pre-Hispanic times. Pablo Castellanos sets dark green gems — so dark they seem almost black — in beautiful sterling silver earrings. "This design is inspired by the angels that protect us and care for us so that we can complete our mission in life," he says.
- 6 grams
- 0.22 oz
- 4.2 cm L x 2.1 cm W
- 1.7" L x 0.8" W
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Pablo Castellanos has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of natural jade and fine silver for his jewelry.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.