Achojk'i Necklace


The achojk'i is a salamander found among the mud and plants in the volcanic area of the Lake Patzcuaro, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It was a god to the Purhepécha tribe, a Mesoamerican civilization contemporary of the Aztecs, and was used by native Mexicans and local nuns for medicinal purposes. It is currently an endangered species. 

    This earthy and organic jewelry piece will put a smile to your face and is a great accent to a neutral-colored outfit.

    • Laser cut Achojki's made of calf leather tanned by artisans from Oxaca.
    • Aluminum and zamak wire with yellow glass beads.
    • Volcanic rock accents.
    • Measurements: approximately 20.5 in.
    • Includes certificate of authenticity and care instructions.
    • This is a hand-made piece made to order - Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

    Ana Ibañez is a Mexican contemporary jewelry designer dedicated to expanding the cultural heritage of Mexico through her unique jewelry pieces. As an architect and doctoral author, she has delved deeply in the history and preservation of Mexican culture. Always curious, inventive and playful, she decided to use jewelry as an expression of her creative imagination and trained in silver making in Mexico City with local ateliers and designers. She makes all her jewelry by hand with the assistance of select expert silversmiths using the fine silver of Guadalajara.