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Sterling Silver Necklace with Modern Labradorite Pendant, 'Light of Energy'

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Sterling Silver Necklace with Modern Labradorite Pendant, 'Light of Energy'

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"The spiral is a pattern that I like very much, and I often include it in my designs. The spiral in this necklace symbolizes energy, and when it starts to move becomes light, represented by labradorite," says Mariana Llanes of this sterling silver necklace.

.925 Sterling silver

Made in Mexico

  • Sterling silver and labradorite
  • Spring ring clasp
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Combination finish
  • Cable chain
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  • 5 grams
  • 0.18 oz
  • 43.5 cm L
  • 17.25" L
  • 1 mm W
  • 1 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 2.5 cm L x 2.6 cm W x 0.5 cm D
  • Pendant(s): 1" L x 1" W x 0.2" D
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Mariana Llanes

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Mariana Llanes from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Mariana Llanes

Mariana Llanes

"I decided to follow my dream and have loved it from the very first moment I began working with metal, gems, and fire."

Latest Update"I learned this beautiful art of jewelry when I was a girl. I began to write, and it became very clear that... Latest Update

"I learned this beautiful art of jewelry when I was a girl. I began to write, and it became very clear that I wanted to have a creative life, as I sought other modes of expressing myself that would allow me to work with my hands and feel the materials.

"Jewelry has allowed me to express myself freely, and I feel very fortunate to be able to show and share my work with you. I believe that my designs have substance and integrity. They are the fruit of my experience, as much in art as in life, paired with my ideas and my desire to share a creative and beautiful world with others.

"I have been working with you since the beginning of 2011, which has allowed me to have more confidence in what I want to share with each piece of jewelry. The magic of allowing myself to live in nature inspires me constantly. It moves me to know that some of my pieces are being brought to other countries. My feelings are materialized in solid and tangible pieces.

"My greatest inspiration will always be coexisting with people of different cultures — this is where my inspiration is born. It is a pleasure knowing that enthusiasm, the preservation of techniques, and the constant changes and care of each design are alive."

Original Artisan Story

"My designs reflect my search for beauty, harmony with the body and a sense of movement. Sometimes I like to explore a certain theme, others I just shape figures filled with expressive power.

"I spent most of my childhood in a small village in a beautiful valley not far from Mexico City, where I was born. Being surrounded by nature, I had the opportunity to grow up in great freedom and in contact with all things natural, which is why my husband and I decided to stay here permanently. I'm dedicated to my jewelry, he's dedicated to his painting.

"As a child, I also enjoyed writing and I knew, even at that age, that I wanted to lead a life where I could explore my creativity and find different means through which I could express myself and feel materials in my hands.

"After high school I had the opportunity to travel and stay at a meditation center. When it was time to return and continue my studies, I kept having dreams of becoming a jeweler and I could even see the designs I had created. I decided to follow my dream and have loved it from the very first moment I began working with metal, gems, and fire.

"The first thing I made was a pair of hoop earrings which I gave to my mother, and it makes me feel very happy and proud to see her still wearing them!

"I learned the silversmith's craft in Mexico City, in the workshop of renowned Mexican designer Francisco Ortiz. Here I had the opportunity to meet, and learn from, other famous designers. I continued my training with different courses in several workshops both in Mexico City and in San Miguel Allende. I also went to India to train with a family of silversmiths and, in 2004, I began an online course with the Gemological Institute of America.

"I have also pursued my writing by taking several courses on narrative and drama at renowned cultural centers and institutes in Mexico, including a course with the highly revered Hugo Argüelles.

"I held my first jewelry exhibition in 1999 and I've done one every year ever since. In 2008, two of my designs were selected for the contest '21st Century Silver,' which were also included in an exhibition at Mexico City's Franz Meyer Museum.

"I enjoy traveling and meeting people of different cultures – that's how I can feel inspiration growing within me. I enjoy playing with symmetrical and asymmetrical designs, as well as combining geometric figures with organic shapes, contrasting textures, colors, and, in some cases, metals.

"Mexico is a diverse and prolific country in its artistic expression, so I feel very fortunate to share my designs with all of you. I believe my creations have substance and integrity because they are the fruit of my experience in art as much as in life. They reflect my ideas and my desire to share a world that is creative and beautiful."

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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

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

NECK

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SLEEVE

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

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.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

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

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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