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Bib style necklace with Olmecoid pottery woman’s face as centerpiece, pieces of obsidian from the Olmec culture. Ancient ceramic beads and beads of spondylus shell . Modern beads of ruby, tanzanite, black spinel & 14k gold.
Olmec artists laid the foundation for later innovation from the central Mexican metropolis, using clay, volcanic stone, and jade, frequently creating ceramic figurines of humans, babies, and animals.*
The Olmecs used obsidian to make tools and create pottery, because of its onchoidal fracture (smooth curved surfaces and sharp edges).
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