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Dark Green Maya Fortress Men's Leather Wristband Bracelet with Dark Green Jade

Dark Green Maya Fortress Men's Leather Wristband Bracelet with Dark Green Jade

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-260444

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

In olden days, Maya nobility wore jade pectorals and jewelry, for they believed the gem was sacred and more valuable than gold. Today, Pablo Roquel shares the beauty of Guatemalan jade with the world through the design of this masculine bracelet. Crafted by hand, the brown wristband bracelet is centered by dark green jade. A hidden hook adjusts the length as desired.

  • materials: Leather, jade and brass fixtures
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Length is adjustable
Bracelet: 7 in. min L - x 8.5 in. max L; 0.6 in. W

Artisan Information

Pablo Roquel

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I find the history associated with jade to be inspiring. This beautiful stone has been treasured and worked since the times of the ancient Maya. Jade can only be found in a few countries around the world, so I feel fortunate to have the privilege to have it nearby to create something so valuable.

I'm Pablo, from San Cristobal Totonicapan and I'm the youngest of five children. Both my parents were farmers and vendors, but dad also enjoyed carving and mom wove traditional attire on the backstrap loom. My interest in jade jewelry was sparked at a company where I worked in charge of purchases. However, it wasn't until years later that a friend offered me the opportunity to work as a jade artisan. He taught me everything I needed to know, but my willingness to learn was such that I was very attentive to what others were doing and so I was always learning and refining my skills.

The first piece I ever made was the replica of a Maya mask from Tikal. It was a lot of hard work but, in the end, my bosses were pleased with it and soon sold it at their store. I continued working hard to save enough to set up my own workshop, and I finally could in 2000.

Getting started is a difficult endeavor as you need to make yourself known and have your own clients. But with perseverance and hard work, I've managed to keep earning in a more or less stable manner.

I prefer to chose the piece of jade directly from the miners who just extracted it from the mine. Then I cut it into plaques and from there I make my design, cutting and polishing the gem to a high luster before converting it into a piece of jewelry.

I dream of the day my sales increase so I can expand my workshop by offering a job to more people in my community. I thank you for the opportunity of showcasing my work and for opening the window of opportunity so that people in other countries can see my jewelry.

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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