Handmade Sterling Silver Bracelet with Green Maya Jade, "Leaves in the Breeze"
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Set in sterling silver, green jade leaves undulate in the Guatemalan breeze. Zandra Lorena Sajbin creates a beautiful bracelet to celebrate the endless beauty of the verdant gem, sacred to the ancient Maya.
.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.
"Happy wife, happy life!"
I bought this bracelet for my wife, in part because she loves jade, and because she has a South American jade pendant, but noting to match with it. The leaves were a bit bigger than I would've liked. She is 5'1" and the leaves are a bit bulky in appearance to her. The bracelet is really well designed and will not be falling apart anytime soon. Because she likes to be active functionality is a key element to anything she'll wear on a daily basis. The jade is a lovely cloudy green which she adores. It matches her pendant perfectly. Frankly my only complaint is that the box it shipped in was kinda worn and not as new as I would've liked. I'm not sure if that's Novica's problem or the artist's. Out of fairness, I gave the artist 5 stars, but the condition of the cloth jewelry box was kind of annoying, particularly because my wife has some other Novice boxes, and this one looks a bit trashy next to the others.
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