FEDERICO JIMENEZ Early 1900's Maya Mexican White Jade Chinese Green Jade Necklace

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FEDERICO JIMENEZ Early 1900's Maya Mexican White Jade Chinese Green Jade Necklace

3,195.00 4,300.00

This necklace is HUGE,super chunky & seriously massive..It looks like something Frida Kahlo would wear in pride.

 

Two things you will immediately notice besides it's wondrous beauty are, 1~The massive size & 2~the weight...

Federico designed this with 2 different Jades,that come from 2 different cultures, but in the same time period..The large center as you can see is a MAYAN face & is all hand carved  from Mexican "White Jade" & was originally from the 1900's, that Federico got his hands on & chose to bezel set it into a pendant..All the chunky Green Jade beads are all hand carved faces & are originally from 1920's China..

So the necklace is made of super old vintage pieces,but put together in modern day...

 

The color of the pendant is very much like the color of very old Ivory that has patinated & aged well,so it has a 'brown-ish" coloring,especially in the crevices of the carving.It is bezel set & backed by sterling,which adds to the weight.There are 2 holes in the front on each side at the top & 2 holes on each side of the front side bottom.These are, my guess is,as if it originally came from a necklace previously & were there to hold the pendant as a necklace?The beads have somewhat of a translucency,that is typical to Jade.They have brown matrix..

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MEASUREMENTS/WEIGHTS:

The wearable length of the necklace is 21~1/2"..The Maya pendant measures 3~5/8" tall x 3~1/4" at it's widest part,which is at the top..It has a range of thickness from 9 to 12 mm thick.

The beads vary in size & are as small as 20 mm & as large as the 24mm range of size..

To make sure this massive piece is secure,each of the hand carved faces are strung from the pendant's backside with 2 strands of strong Fox Tail & then crimped off at the closure.

The necklace is a hefty 1 POUND & 2 grams!! So this is for a woman that, if she loves a piece enough,the weight won't matter,as long as she can express herself through her jewelry.

Hallmarked "JF STERLING".