Two Fish Milagros
on sterling silver hoop. $60
Cast in sterling silver from original Guatemalan milagros.
(Shown here with solid sterling coral branch which is currently unavailable)
~The Lore of Guatemalan Milagros~
Kate and I were captivated by the beautiful, tiny milagros we discovered in the highland markets of Guatemala several years ago. Milagro means miracle or surprise and the indigenous Maya as well as Hispanic cultures value them as prayer offerings and thanks for answered prayers. They are found in many shapes ~birds, fish, hearts, arms and legs,horseshoes, owls, crosses, hands. Women also wear them as talismen in their necklaces, referring to the bird or animal that is believed to be their personal spirit ~an animistic alter ego or nahual.
We have cast our original milagros in both 18kt gold and sterling silver. Individual milagros can be combined to create a custom piece ~necklace, earrings or bracelet with several milagros of your choosing.