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Chichen Itza Jaguar Replica Green Jade Plaque, "Maya Spotted Jaguar"

byRuben and Gilda Perez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (142)
A jaguar feasts on a human heart, torn from the chest of a sacrificial victim.... more

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A jaguar feasts on a human heart, torn from the chest of a sacrificial victim. Etching the image into jade, Ruben and Gilda Perez depict an icon from the Platform of Eagles and Jaguars at Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It is believed to refer to the fiercest of Maya fighting men, known as Jaguar Warriors.

The Guatemalan artisans display the plaque on a black pinewood base.

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • Plaque: 13.5 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • Plaque: 5.25" H x 4.9" W x 0.2" D
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 4.5" W x 3.9" D
  • 13.5 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 10.5 cm D
  • 5.25" H x 4.9" W x 4.1" D

  • Jade, pinewood
  • Display stand included
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

142

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09/10/2020

"Great gift"

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An excellent bracelet for gift.

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08/30/2020

"So Modern Yet Elegant"

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These Jade earrings are among my favorites. They are tailored and substantial. I wear these dressed up or down.

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08/23/2020

"This is better than I expected"

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I was excited for this pendant, I added a sphere of 10mm in the hole, now looks better. The artisans alway the best. I highly recommend this necklace for everyone.

Tags By Josue

Jade necklace

Best Uses

  • Everyday, casual, dress

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08/15/2020

"I carry your heart"

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I got a pair of these, one for my sister and one for myself, to wear as reminders of love during a tough time. Well made, sturdy, and beautiful.

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08/15/2020

"Exceeded my expectations!"

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My husband bought these for our 35th Anniversary (jade) and they are GORGEOUS! Perfect dangle length & heavy (quality-wise) without being heavy on my ears. I?ll add a pic later. Thank you for portraying your product honestly. I?m so happy with these earrings??

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Ed

From New York

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08/06/2020

"Bracelet"

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Really nice bracelet! Nicely made.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

One of Ruben and Gilda's assistants was in a motorcycle accident several years ago. He injured his foot, which left him without a job. Ruben and Gilda have hired this man with pride as he is a hard worker and a great asset to their team.

Ruben and Gilda's parents taught them the value of hard work and that art is an expression of culture. Many of their designs include jade, which was highly valued by ancient civilizations in the area and used as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts. Their artwork is often a reflection of Guatemalan culture and they used techniques passed down over generations.

Thanks to their hard work and partnership with NOVICA, Ruben and Gilda have been able to build their own house and support their children's education. They hope to continue to grow their sales through NOVICA so they do not have to seek out other, more complicated markets.

Ruben and Gilda Perez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of silver to craft jewelry for the holiday season.

Their youngest son faces many health challenges but every day they work to give him a normal life without limitations. Ruben and Gilda are amazing parents who strive everyday to give their children the best life possible.

Ruben and Gilda are both very supportive of their children and will continue to support their education with the goal of them both being successful professionals.

Ruben and Gilda have received letters of recognition from universities including Galileo University. They were also awarded 2nd place in a USAC fair.

Ruben and Gilda have two children they support — Brandon Jose and Ruben Alejandro — who are both under the age of 18 and attending school.

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

 
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