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About this item: Locking their trunks, elephants become a symbol of true friendship in a necklace designed by Thailand’s Jantana. The necklace is hand crafted of sterling silver, and the elephants received a brushed-satin finish. .925 Sterling silver pendant and 2mm rolo chain with a spring ring clasp. Necklace measures 17.5″ long, with a 1″ extender. Pendant measures 0.5″ by 1.2″.
About our Artist: My dream is to one day have a jewelry workshop and produce my own designs. My parents are jewelers and created made to order jewelry in our home. Because I’ve had the opportunity to observe the process and even to help out sometimes, I’d like to continue this family tradition. I enjoy it a lot. After college, I worked two years for a jewelry company and gained experience in new techniques. My name is Jantana, but people usually shorten it to Na. I’m the youngest of five children. When my brother and sister married, each moved to stay with their new families, but continued to work with jewelry by setting up workshops in their new locations. I visited my sister and her husband in Northern Thailand where they produce silverware in their home. She invited me to help her. Because I really like the region, I resigned at work and moved to Chiang Mai to live with my sister’s family. She and her husband have 12 silversmiths who collaborate with them. It is a small workshop and they all work together happily like brothers and sisters. One of the women cannot speak, however she is learning to assemble simple pieces, clean the silver, etc. She’s been much happier since she started working with us and I’m proud to help her achieve a better life….
- An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Jantana to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.