The Pahola necklace is made of three strands of dark Jade with two vintage swallows and a Chacal. The circumference of the inner necklace measures 21.5", the middle strand is 23.5", and the outer is 25.5".
The Dark Jade used in this Heirloom Necklace is sourced from a family owned business in Guatemala. Mining Jade is a very meticulous process of striking large stones and boulders to find ones that give off a specific tone. When the minors hear these tones, they know they have found Jade. Dark Jade has been renowned in Mayan culture for its properties of protection. As well as a representation of fertility, life, and soothing the anxiety of the mind.
The Chachal is of extreme significance to the heritage of the Mayan people and has evolved through the centuries. In pre-Colombian times within Mayan culture, the Chachal was worn by men and women as a way to portray status and wealth, as well as a reflection of one’s own connection to the divine. When the Spaniards arrived in what is now South America, amidst much conflict, assimilation of both cultures intertwined around each other and the cultural significance of the Chachal evolved. The Chacales are made with low grade silver which will patina or can be easily polished. The heirloom collection is meant to honor this history, and the importance it has had for the Mayan people as it has been passed down through generations, with the hope of continuing the legacy for many generations to come.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Orders are shipped Monday through Friday and typically ship within 3 business days.
Depending on the shipping speed you choose, shipping typically takes 2-5 days domestically from the ship date (not the order date). However, shipping carriers can experience unexpected delays outside of our control, so we can’t guarantee delivery timeframes, and can only provide estimates.
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