Bertal Flores Trinket Necklace
- Herkimer Diamond
- 24k Gold Plate Blue Micro-Pave Sun, Monstera Leaf, Multicolor Micro Pave Snake, Lightening Bolt, & Hexagon Charms
- 14k Gold Fill Chain & Findings
Length ⇢15 inches + 3 inch Extender
This necklace is part of one of our signature collections this season - the Trinket Necklace.
This Trinket Necklace is inspired by nature. The natural gemstones & animal, plant, & weather inspired charms make this necklace perfect for anyone who loves being outside.
This necklace is 15 inches with a 3 inch extender - it can be worn shorter by itself or longer with other necklaces for a layered look.
We have used different types of gold in this piece. The majority of the necklace & the part that touches your skin, the chain, is 14k gold filled - perfect for those with sensitive skin! The charms are 24k gold plate. Gold plate is a less durable type of gold, however, the best jewelry to use gold-plate in are earrings, charms, & pendants, as they are sheltered from heavy wear & tear & will last longer.
See the information sections at the bottom for more information on 24k gold plate charms & 14k gold filled chain.
Find out the history, lore, & healing powers of Emeralds, Garnet, & Herkimer Diamond in the information sections at the bottom of the page.
We offer a brief version of this information in an elegant card format. You can find these cards in the Crystal Card blog post, where you can download & print it for yourself or add it to a gift! Click on the specific gemstone card & you will see a download icon. You can print the card out yourself, or let us know you are gifting these earrings through the "Add A Note" section at purchase.
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Bertal Isabel Caceres Flores, a member of the Lenca people of Honduras, fought to preserve the natural world around her in one of the most dangerous countries to be an environmental activist. She has tackled issues, such as illegal logging & environmental destruction caused by plantations & dams.
She was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her grassroot campaign that resulted in the world's largest dam builder pulling out a project at the Rio Gualcarque. The developers had broken international law by not consulting with local tribes, who were concerned the dam would prevent Lenca communities from accessing water, food, & materials for medicine.
Tragically, her work led to her assassination in 2016. Flores knew her life was at risk for years; in 2013 she said, "I want to live, there are many things I still want to do in this world, but I have never once considered giving up fighting for our territory for a life with dignity, because our fight is legitimate."
We name this nature inspired necklace in rememberance of this environmental warrior.