NECKLACES WITH THEMES AND ARTIFACTS OF PRE-COLUMBIAN CULTURES:

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#1688

 

Long bib-style necklace

with Tairona carnelian frog, beads, &  pendants,  also pre-Columbian gold nose ornament with repousse designs - modern beads of mud ruby and 14k gold.

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Notes:

 

The Tairona Civilization flourished in the northern Colombian region between 200 c.e. and 1600 c.e. The Tairona were known for their expertise in agriculture, crafting, and intricate metallurgy which included goldsmithing.*

*https://www.worldhistory.org/Tairona_Civilization/

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#1684

 

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.

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Notes: 

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).

*https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/olmc/hd_olmc.htm

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#1670

 

Long bib style necklace with Mayan “jades” - a centerpiece of double serpents, a small dog, and tubular beads - modern and ancient beads of spondylus shell, new sugilite, & 14k gold.

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Notes:

Jade was incredibly important to the Mayans, taking on a great spiritual and religious significance. The stone's green color signified water and vegetation, symbolically tied with life and death in the eyes of the Mayans. Serpents were very important social and religious symbols, as being the vehicles by which celestial bodies, such as the sun and stars, cross the heavens.

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