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    Product ID: 195449

     

    1.8" L x 1.2" W

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    Weight:  0.14 oz

     

    Sterling silver

    High polish finish

     

    Ships from NOVICA Office in Mexico.

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    Pendant, 'Cross of Life'

    Francisco Sánchez creates a beautiful cross, taking the style of the traditional tree of life. Representing a union between life on earth and heaven, they are an exquisite manifestation of Mexican folk art. Francisco Sánchez brings his own interpretation to the design, executed in silver.

    .925 Sterling silver

    An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.

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    Francisco Sanchez

    Francisco Sanchez

    "My designs are inspired by pre-Hispanic codices and the folklore of my country that I love so much…."
    "Hello, my name is Francisco Sánchez and I am the second generation of jewelers in my family. Today there are three, as my daughters have also chosen this vocation.

    "Thanks to my father's influence, I began this beautiful occupation at a...

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    Francisco Sanchez

    "Hello, my name is Francisco Sánchez and I am the second generation of jewelers in my family. Today there are three, as my daughters have also chosen this vocation.

    "Thanks to my father's influence, I began this beautiful occupation at a very early age. Art has formed a part of my life through my studies in architecture, painting, sculpture and jewelry. I was honored with a scholarship to study Foreign Trade in Rotterdam, Holland. In 1968, I founded a small workshop that I still direct and I personally design my pieces. I have exhibited my work in the U.S., Taipei, Munich, Vancouver and other countries. I have received several awards throughout my career, such as the Jalisco Award in Jewelry Design in 2000.

    "My designs are inspired by pre-Hispanic codices and the folklore of my country that I love so much, using different motifs from our own culture. I very much like the ideas from our ancestors, always with a characteristic stylization reminiscent of our cultural and artisan past. I especially enjoy designing jewelry. I am always looking for something different to incorporate into my ideas, striving to be at the vanguard in the styles with which I deal.

    "To create my products, I first take a prototype of the design. I make a model with brass. It is mounted on a silver sheet, covered with a gummy paint, and burned in a petroleum flame to smoke the design. It is cleaned of impurities and polished. Each product that I design and craft is made of fine silver with Italian alloys and anti-oxidants to exceed the expectations of the most demanding clients."

    Francisco Sánchez signs his work as Citlali, meaning "Star" in the Náhuatl language. "That way, everyone wearing my designs has a star to accompany them," explains Sánchez.

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