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Jade pendant necklace, 'Tz'ikin'

Product ID: U160575


Jade pendant necklace, 'Tz'ikin'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More


Detailed with dark green jade, this necklace by Rita de Catalán is designed in honor of Tz'ikin. The necklace forms part of her "Maya Nahual" collection. "A nahual is an animal that accompanies a person through their spiritual life and connects them to the gods," explains the Guatemalan designer. "Tz'ikin is a sacred bird, and for this modern, abstract depiction I fused the image of the quetzal and the feathered serpent. The open wings symbolize freedom and openness to receive all the goodness that life has to offer – always with happiness and gratitude."

.925 Sterling silver

Made in Guatemala

  • Sterling silver and jade
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • High polish finish
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • 19 grams
  • 0.67 oz
  • 45.7 cm L
  • 18" L
  • 2 mm W
  • 2 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 5.08 cm L x 7 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 2" L x 2.8" W
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Rita Ramirez

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Rita Ramirez from Central America.


Meet the Artist

Rita Ramirez

Rita Ramirez

"What inspires me the most is nature with its flora and fauna, the beautiful sky over this country, the colors of the huipiles, the sun and stars, and the joy of being alive."

"I love working in this craft, the feeling of being inspired, the act of transforming my ideas into a piece of jewelry,... and the knowledge that each person will give its own interpretation of the piece. I love the challenge of waiting to see if clients like my designs and see them as a true work of art, and who feels beautiful when wearing it.

"I've always worked for international financial entities and I've always loved jewelry. But never did I ever imagine I would end up designing jewelry! I always thought I wasn't made for art, but then the opportunity arose for me to take a six-month long jewelry design course, and from there I took other courses. I learned a lot and I met a lot of people who have contributed to this process, though I believe I still have more to learn.

"I now have my own workshop and I would like continue learning more about designing and silverwork techniques so that eventually I could teach other women.

"When I was five years old I went to live with my grandparents after my father passed away. Growing up I spent time in the city and in the countryside where my grandfather had a farm. I remember my childhood fondly, though the death of my grandmother was extremely painful – she was like a loving mom to me. However I continued with my life and my studies, on the way to becoming an accomplished person.

"What inspires me the most is nature with its flora and fauna, the beautiful sky over this country, the colors of the huipiles (traditional clothes), the sun and stars, and the joy of being alive.

"I love being able to convey a message through my designs that makes them something more than an accessory. I want each piece to be meaningful to the person wearing it. I enjoy reading a lot about the theme I'm designing. I get an idea, I analyze all the features it needs to convey a message, and I sketch and sketch until I have the design I like. Some pieces require a lot of time, some less. It's a real challenge to combine aesthetics with a message.

"With each piece I create I'd like to convey the idea that we're all united under the same sky and we share the same air and land. Therefore, we are all interconnected by an invisible network that fills us with life and it is our mission, as human beings, to give our best and respect each other.

"I dream with seeing my designs being acquired by people all over the world, and so they will get to know my country, the richness of its flora, fauna and culture.

"I always believed I had no artistic talent since I had been working professionally in a very structured world. However, my daughters paint, my eldest plays the guitar and also loves making jewelry and so I realize now that it's something I've always had in me.

"Thank you very much for the opportunity of sharing my designs and my country's culture!"

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BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.


Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.


Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.


Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.


Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.


Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.


Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.


Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.


Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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