Legendary Aztec Calendar Sun Stone Central Design Antique Bronze Finish Coin In Stainless Steel Bezel Setting with Chain Necklace Option
Regular price$ 49.00
My pendant features an antique bronze finish coin based on the central circular design of the legendary Aztec Calendar Sun Stone. It is believed that the face at the center of the stone represents Tonatiuh, the Aztec deity of the sun. It is for this reason that the stone became known as the "Sun Stone." See details at the bottom about the design.
The coin is set in a genuine satin silver finish stainless steel coin pendant setting with a round bail loop at the top. It's a great look - and designed for those who want a more substantial and durable pendant - and those who only want hypoallergenic metal against their skin. Order with or without the chain option. The chain option includes 6 standard lengths - all for the same price. The look and feel of my pendant upon first touch will speak to you immediately of hand-crafted quality. It makes a stunning accessory - appropriate for all ages, men or women. It includes my Aztec Calendar Stone story card, my signed certificate of authenticity, a gift box and jewelry pouch.
The coin before mounting in the setting is a large 1.57 inches (40mm) in diameter. The coin pendant setting is approximately 1.69 inches (43mm) in width and height not counting the bail at the top. The medallion is a solid metal alloy with an antique bronze finish. The result is a stunning tribute to one of the greatest ancient cultural treasures. My polished satin finish stainless steel coin pendant setting is finished like a fine stainless steel watch case with crisp smooth surfaces and lustrous polish - and just as durable
The optional chain is the highest quality chunky 6mm braided stainless steel link chain. Comparable quality and feature chains sell online in stores and by itself for $30 - $45. It includes a larger lobster claw clasp behind the neck to make it easier to put on and take off. If not selecting the chain option the round bail at the top of the pendant will accept necklaces up to a generous 8mm in diameter.
HOW TO SIZE YOUR NECKLACE IF CHOOSING THE CHAIN OPTION Please don't guess at your size. I charge to remake incorrectly ordered necklaces. So let's get this right for you the first time.
Using a piece of string (or cloth tape measure) place one end at the point on your chest where you want the top of the pendant to rest. Then take the other end up and around your neck loosely back to this point. The measure the length from point to point and choose the closest size from the drop-down menu above. I can make a longer custom length if needed - contact me for pricing.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PENDANT AND CHAIN I provide with each order a soft velvet jewelry pouch to store the piece in when you are not wearing it. Fashion jewelry should only be cleaned with a soft damp cloth and then patted dry with a soft clean cloth. Polishing the piece or the use of chemical cleaners may damage the finish.
ABOUT THE CENTRAL AZTEC CALENDAR STONE DESIGN The four squares that surround the central deity represent the four previous suns or eras, which preceded the present era, 4 Movement (Nahuatl: Nahui Ōllin). The Aztecs changed the order of the suns and introduced a fifth sun named 4 Movement after they seized power over the central highlands. Each era ended with the destruction of the world and humanity, which were then recreated in the next era.
The top right square represents 4 Jaguar (Nahuatl: Nahui Ōcēlotl), the day on which the first era ended, after having lasted 676 years, due to the appearance of monsters that devoured all of humanity.
The top left square shows 4 Wind (Nahuatl: Nahui Ehēcatl), the date on which, after 364 years, hurricane winds destroyed the earth, and humans were turned into monkeys.
The bottom left square shows 4 Rain (Nahuatl: Nahui Quiyahuitl). This era lasted 312 years, before being destroyed by a rain of fire, which transformed humanity into turkeys.
The bottom right square represents 4 Water (Nahuatl: Nahui Atl), an era that lasted 676 years and ended when the world was flooded and all the humans were turned into fish.
Placed among these four squares are three additional dates, 1 Flint (Tecpatl), 1 Rain (Atl), and 7 Monkey (Ozomahtli), and a Xiuhuitzolli, or ruler's turquoise diadem, glyph. It has been suggested that these dates may have had both historical and cosmic significance, and that the diadem may form part of the name of the Mexica ruler Moctezuma II.