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Purple Quartz Catrina Skull Pendant Necklace from Mexico, 'Conch Catrina'

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Purple Quartz Catrina Skull Pendant Necklace from Mexico, 'Conch Catrina'

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

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Crafted from sterling silver, the classic skull of la Catrina calavera, symbolizing the Day of the Dead, is split into two halves to form the pendant of this necklace. Mexican artisan Rosa Rojo designs this cultural necklace, featuring conch shells that wreath Catrina's head. A gemstone of purple quartz dangles from the pendant.

Made in Mexico

  • 925 sterling silver, quartz
  • Lobster claw clasp
  • Combination finish
  • Curb Link chain
  • Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
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  • 23 grams
  • 0.81 oz
  • 44.2 cm L x 0.4 cm W
  • 17.5" L x 0.2" W
  • Pendant(s): 5 cm L x 7.4 cm W x 0.3 cm D
  • Pendant(s): 2" L x 2.9" W x 0.1" D
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Rosa Rojo

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Rosa Rojo from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Rosa Rojo

Rosa Rojo

"I have a special preference for handcrafted items in silver. I see magic in them — the material, the gemstones."

Latest Update "I have worked in silver since the late 1990s. We have worked with you only since 2018 but you have... Latest Update

"I have worked in silver since the late 1990s. We have worked with you only since 2018 but you have offered us a great apprenticeship.

"One of the details I love most about you is your focus on artisans and their creative processes. It's common for artisans to focus on sales. Here, I feel right at home — you have given me support for my designs and helped us to improve our vision. You have also helped increase my self-respect and appreciation for my work.

"I have complete confidence that this is a very wonderful medium to share our work through new technological innovations."

Original Artisan Story

"I'm a great admirer of Mexico's pre-Hispanic cultures and the legacy they left us. The figurines of animals such as the jaguar, a sacred animal for Mesoamerican cultures. The snail, a symbol of the infinite universe. Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. Or the birds such as the quetzaltototl. I depict all of these in the way our ancient Mexican ancestors did. Their magic, their symbology, their archetypes all bring the lucidity to create my jewelry designs.

"I'm Rosa Padillas Solis. I was born in Guadalajara. For as long as I can remember, I've enjoyed crafting things by hand. I have a special preference for handcrafted items in silver. I see magic in them — the material, the gemstones. Each one motivates me to create a special design, as special as the people who wear them.

"I discovered my passion by buying and reselling jewelry and gemstones that I found fascinating, such as pearls, agates and hematite. This is when I decided to create my own designs and Rosa Rojo was born.

"My family tells me I'm very creative and a perfectionist. Perhaps that's because I love what I do. I have fun creating every design that I imagine. As I begin to work, I visualize the gemstones that will go best with each design.

"My husband helps me with the sketching until we are able to depict the design we have in mind.

"My jewelry is meticulously crafted by hand using the lost wax technique. This complex method permits a great deal of creative freedom and makes each piece of jewelry special. It was used in the pre-Hispanic world to create ornamental objects that still impress us with their intricate designs and the skill of the people who crafted them.

"It's interesting. When I observe the pearls or gems I plan to use, it's as though they 'tell' me where they want to be placed until I achieve a wonderful design.

"When someone acquires one of my designs and tells me she likes it, I feel more sure of my creativity and sensitivity. For me, each of my creations is a challenge. I want to feel them in my heart and transmit this perspective to others. Jewelry has let me become self-supporting and has given me a feeling of fulfillment.

"I hope to continue expanding my collection and, in this way, pay tribute to my roots."

Over the past few years, Rosa Rojo's work has taken first and second place in the prestigious ENART annual competition and artisan showcase sponsored by the Tlaquepaque Chamber of Commerce, beginning in 2015.

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
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
MEN S M L XL XXL
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
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BUST / CHEST

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WAIST

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LOW WAIST

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HIPS

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NECK

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SLEEVE

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INSEAM

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.

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WOMEN S M L XL  
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

MEN S M L XL XXL
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

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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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