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jade newThis is a lovely hand-carved pendant of natural Nephrite Jade from New Zealand. Maori designs carved in jade are steeped in religious and spiritual belief. They tell stories of ancestors long lost, depict spirits from the heavens, earth, and underworld, show historical lineage and paint images of the natural world that surround and surrounded them. They are no doubt beautiful, but they’re more than a form of art. For Maori they create a strong connection with their ancestors and the natural world they live in. It was believed by Maori that as a carving was worn against the skin it absorbed some of that person's essence. As carvings were passed down through the family they absorbed essence from each family member, creating a direct ancestral connection through the necklace itself. This is one reason why Maori design is so special, it is more than just an art form.

This special piece measures approx. 70 mm long (approx.. 2 3/4") x approx. 35 mm. (just shy of 1 1/2") at its widest point. Thickness is approx. 3 mm. Hole at top for hanging is approx. 2 1/2 mm. wide.

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turquoise bead necklaceThis is a handcrafted necklace of natural turquoise and natural Italian red branch coral. Exquisite! The focal beads on this necklace are large (ranging from about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch). The matrix in the stones inspired Shannon to create this piece; the turquoise reminds us both of New Mexico sky, which is one of our true loves. Click on the orange link called 'Buy Items on Etsy' at the top right of this page to learn more & purchase! And don't forget to use your Friends & Fans discount coupon - you can get 20% off by entering Code 14123 at checkout.

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