Heart-Shaped Modifiable Jade Button Earrings from Guatemala, "The Faces of Love"
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For this set of button earrings, Guatemalan artisan Pablo Roquel chooses stones of natural jade, framed by sterling silver that forms heart shapes. This elegant set of earrings arrives with pairs of white, light green, and black jade studs that can be inserted into the sterling silver jackets, perfect for fitting any mood.
- 4 grams
- 0.14 oz
- Earring jackets (2): 1.3 cm H x 1.4 cm W x 0.5 cm D
- Earring jackets (2): 0.5" H x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
- Jade studs (3 pairs): 0.5 cm L x 0.5 cm W
- Jade studs (3 pairs): 0.2" L x 0.2" W
Pablo works with jade and silver to create beautiful jewelry. He feels inspired by the history of jade in Central America with its importance dating back to Maya times. He teaches anyone in his community who is interested in his techniques and how to work with Guatemalan jade.
In 1998, the government held a competition where artisans were invited to showcase their work, Pablo was awarded first place for his jewelry.
Pablo has been able to successfully grow his workshop and now creates jobs in his community to keep up with the demand for his designs.
Pablo Roquel has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $1100.
Pablo has three children and two of them are young enough to still need his support.
Pablo creates jobs in his community through the success of his work.
Pablo financially supports his children's education.