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Handcrafted Sterling Silver Rattlesnake Wrap Ring, "Serpent Messenger"

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Sinuous and silent, a rattlesnake coils its slender body into a ring by... more

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Sinuous and silent, a rattlesnake coils its slender body into a ring by Francisco Sanchez. To Mexico's Huichol people, serpents are middlemen between people and the spirit world. Rattlesnakes are respected as the tongue of Tatewari, the Fire God. The Rain Goddess is often symbolized by the serpent as rain itself, a great coiled serpent or storm clouds from which millions of tiny snakes represent rainfall. The artisan pays tribute to Huichol belief with this handcrafted sterling silver wrap ring. The artisan stamps his work Citlali, meaning "Star" in the Nahuatl language.

  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • Ring front: 3.9 cm L x 1.2 cm W x 0.2 cm H
  • Ring front: 1.5" L x 0.5" W x 0.1" H
  • Band width: 3 mm W
  • Band width: 3 mm W

  • 925 sterling silver
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Oxidized finish
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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144

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06/14/2018

"Gorgeous Ring"

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What a beautiful ring! It looks gorgeous on every finger and with the snakes head either going up your finger or in the direction of your hand. Truly incredible. You can wear it to any occasion.

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Serpent Messenger, Handcrafted Sterling Silver Rattlesnake Wrap Ring

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02/18/2021

"Beautiful Design"

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I love this necklace and wear it very often. Good workmanship. Thanks so much!

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Silver Necklace Pearls Lovely

Best Uses

  • I wear this everyday

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Flowers of My Country, Cultured Pearl Floral Pendant Necklace from Mexico

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02/18/2021

"Lovely Necklace"

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I absolutely love the necklace. The craftmanship is great. I receive so many complements when I wear it. Muchas gracias!

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Pendant Silver Jewelry Equisite Detail Unique

Best Uses

  • I wear this everyday and at special occasions

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Maguey Goddess, Handmade Oxidized Silver Necklace with Pre-Hispanic Themes

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From Elk Grove/California/USA

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02/17/2021

"Here comes the sun!"

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I have several pairs of earrings by Francisco Sanchez, and I like all of them, but these are my favorites. His earrings are high quality silver, have a nice medium weight, and these are a good size, big enough to show through my hair, but not gaudy. I like the Aztec reference, but they still look modern and go with lots of outfits, for work or play. I bought these for a friend, as well, because she liked mine so much. I also like his double-headed serpent earrings, for when Im feeling a bit snaky.

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Aztec Sun, Sterling silver hoop earrings

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02/14/2021

"Gorgeous details"

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I have a love for crescent moons and these are absolutely stunning!

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Moon at Rest, Vintage Style Handcrafted Silver Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings

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From Seattle, WA, USA

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02/09/2021

"Elegant Silver Earrings"

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Workmanship and design are superb. If you want to sparkle during a Zoom meeting, put these on. Have enjoyed wearing them for several years now.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
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