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Zandra Lorena Sajbin

Zandra Lorena Sajbin

5.0 (artist rating)

"I strongly believe that everything is possible if one has dreams, and that nothing is impossible if you work hard to achieve your goals."

"My son's pediatrician and a priest from San Lucas Toliman, whom I regard as my father, are my guardian angels. I'm a... happy person who loves to chat, I'm honest and responsible, and I'm also a little bit strict. I was born in 1983 in Quiché but I grew up in an orphanage in San Lucas Toliman.

"At first, my husband and I had a hard time selling our silver jewelry, as we didn't have any clients. One day, when we didn't have money for food, I went to see our son's pediatrician and he bought a few pieces. He was our first client.

"The first thing I ever made on my own was a pair of silver earrings. My husband taught me so I could help him. I remember watching him work on his own 'til all hours of the night and I really wanted to learn how to craft jewelry. Finally the day came when he asked me to help him and that's how I started. As I saw the jewelry I had been crafting and saw how beautiful it was I felt happy — everyone kept saying how much they liked what I had made!

"It's not been easy getting established as an artisan because silver is very expensive and it's difficult to purchase. But when you set your own mind to it, you can achieve your goals. My greatest dream is to be able to buy a piece of land and build my own house so that I can leave it to my two sons.

"I like to work with jade because it is a sacred stone for us Maya people. Jade used to be worn as an amulet, and those who wore the most jade pieces were considered to be the most important people in the community. Rescuing the value of our traditions is always important.

"Silver has become a way of life for my family and, little by little, I'm teaching my sons so that when they grow up they may choose to continue what their mom and dad began for them.

"Guatemala offers many opportunities for those of us who like to work hard and now my husband and I have a workshop where we also sell our designs. I strongly believe that everything is possible if one has dreams, and that nothing is impossible if you work hard to achieve your goals.

"I think the people who support traditional handcrafts can tell that ours is jewelry that satisfies the highest demands.

"I lead a happy and tranquil life together with my loved ones. I enjoy going to fairs and expos to exhibit my jewelry. We have been recognized several times by Guatemala's Tourism Institute where they give special mention to the high quality of our designs, as well as for our hard work.

"I believe our jewelry reflects all the love that we pour into what we do. Our shoppers are mostly tourists who like our designs because we use the best jade and the best quality silver we can find.

"Offering everyone my art is another dream come true. I am honored to see people beyond Guatemala's borders wear my designs. Each one of them bears my best wishes."
382 items

Jade heart necklace, 'Love Immemorial' - Guatemalan Jade Heart Necklace

Jade Heart

Guatemalan Jade Heart Necklace

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$89.99 $80.99

Jade pendant necklace, 'Marine Turtle' - Hand Carved Jade turtle Necklace

Marine Turtle

Hand Carved Jade turtle Necklace

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$69.99

Men's jade ring, 'Truth and Life in Light Green' - Jade Ring for Men

Truth and Life in Light Green

Jade Ring for Men

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$179.99

Jade heart necklace, 'Love Immemorial' - Jade heart necklace

Love Immemorial

Jade heart necklace

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$204.99

Jade and yellow quartz link bracelet, 'Jocotenango Rainbow' - Sterling Silver and Jade Bracelet

Rainbow of the Earth

Sterling Silver and Jade Bracelet

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$189.99 $170.99

Jade sculpture, 'Healing Pyramid' - Handmade Jade Pyramid

Healing Pyramid

Handmade Jade Pyramid

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$169.99 $152.99

Jade pendant necklace, 'Eternal Unity' - Infinity Symbol Green Jade Necklace

Eternal Unity

Infinity Symbol Green Jade Necklace

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$59.99 $53.99

Jade dangle earrings, 'Leaf Center' - Leaf-Shaped Green Jade Earrings

Leaf Center

Leaf-Shaped Green Jade Earrings

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$67.99 $61.19

Jade pendant necklace, 'Ix' - Jade Jaguar Pendant Necklace from Guatemala

Ix

Jade Jaguar Pendant Necklace from Guatemala

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$69.99

Jade and rhodonite wrap ring, 'Chance Encounter' - Rhodonite and Lilac Jade Wrap Ring

Chance Encounter

Rhodonite and Lilac Jade Wrap Ring

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$69.99 $62.99

Jade stud earrings, 'Dark Mystique' - Jade stud earrings

Dark Mystique

Jade stud earrings

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$69.99

Jade sculpture, 'Healing Power' - Multicolored Jade Obelisk

Healing Power

Multicolored Jade Obelisk

5.0
(Zandra Lorena Sajbin)
$104.99

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