Flux grown synthetic alexandrite, Fig. 19.: Flux grown alexandrite contains particles of flux, resembling liquid feathers with a refractive index and specific gravity that echo that of the natural material.
This exquisite pendant echoes the larger stone masks which were produced in the workshops of classical Teotihuacan. Carved with remarkable sensitivity, it perhaps is the effigy of an actual person, meant to be worn as a remembrance. When we wear it today, we cannot help but imagine the individual who wore it so many centuries ago, in a world very different from our own. Such a token reminds us of human bonds that transcend time, of emotions and feelings that are common to all mankind.