Chakana Cross Pendant Necklace
Inca Chakana Cross pendant in solid 18-karats or 22-karats gold.
The Chakana or Andean cross is an ancient mystical symbol of the Inca culture that can be found throughout the Andes and that will not be passed unnoticed for anyone traveling to Peru or who is interested in Precolombian cultures.
The Chakana cross is characterized by 4 massive branches with three steps each, each of its steps embodying a specific element of the mythology of the peoples of the Andean highlands. To learn more, I recommend this detailed article on the subject of the Andean cross.
We offer you a pendant in the shape of the Andean cross, curved to give it more volume and which can be personalized by the choice of its dimensions as well as the purity of the yellow gold used for the making of your pendant.
I remind you that you can discover the making of this Chakana Cross jewelry step by step through this report from our blog on the subject.
This pendant is therefore available in 6 different variants which sizes and gold grades detailed here:
Size 10 millimeters: a weight of about 1 gram
Size 15 millimeters: a weight of 2.2 grams in 18k gold and 2.8 grams in 22k gold
- Size 20 millimeters: a weight of 4 grams in 18k gold and 5 grams in 22k gold
Note that 22-karats gold is denser than 18-karats gold, therefore it is heavier and more expensive for the same design and volume than 18-karats gold pendant.
The pendant chain loop is a simple and discreet ring whose size is in proportion to that of the pendant and the chain you have chosen to wear your pendant.
Please note, only the pendant is sold and delivered without a chain. You can discover this fine 18-karats gold curb chain which will be suitable for wearing your pendant. For a larger size pendant, contact us to get a quote for a bigger gold chain.
Who is this pendant for?
This unisex pendant is intended for a person fascinated by the Inca culture and who would like to keep an Andean symbol or a souvenir of their trip to Andean lands. For women, this pendant can easily be combined with this pair of gold Andean cross earrings from our collection.
Note that this pendant is a unisex design that suit well both men and women looking for a mystical Chakana pendant with luxury finish.
For the delivery of your pendant, you have the choice between two options:
- economical delivery, with a 14-day lead time through a tracked parcel, the cost to the US: $10
- UPS delivery with a lead time of 3/6 days also via tracked parcel, the cost to the US: $50
Our artisanal jewelry workshop does not mass produce, neither have any stock, so your pendant will be manufactured in our own workshop after receiving your order.
Please take into account a manufacturing lead time of 4 weeks for the manufacture of the latter in our workshop before shipping your package.
We master every step of the making process of your jewelry, from CAD modeling, 3D printing, lost wax casting, precious metal handiwork, to the setting of gemstones and diamonds, which allows us to guarantee the quality of our jewelry.
How to choose your pendant
Conventional pendant size is set between one and two inches. As a tip, your pendant should not weigh more than 4/5 times the weight of your chain.
If you want to discover more pendant makings and creations made in our workshop, we invite you to have a look at our blog about personalized pendants.
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