Achojk'i Pendant Earrings


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 is a fun accent piece with a pop of color for a monochromatic or neutral toned outfit.

    • Laser cut leather tanned by hand by artisans from Oxaca.
    • Silver 925 wires.
    • Decorated with dyed volcanic stone and black onyx gemstone.
    • Measurements: 2 in long.
    • 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 patrimony of Mexico through her unique jewelry pieces. As an architect and doctoral author of Preservation of Historical Patrimony, 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.