Sarah’s Travels

Mexico: My All-Mexican Christmas Gift to Myself
Date: 21 December 2010

The thought had been lingering in my mind for a while...

And suddenly as I passed in front of Fernando's stand on Lopez Mateos, I had the first clear vision of my Christmas gift to myself this year: I saw one short strand of stones from the south of Mexico, mostly from Puebla, Chiapas and Veracruz, that I could not live without any more. I asked Fernando to find me 3 other similar strands.

He did.

I brought the 4 strands to a jewelry store where I purchased beads made of Mexican silver to insert between the stones and we mounted the whole thing as one long necklace.

It is an absolute masterpiece.

The orange stones are Carnelian.
Blue: Sodolite.
Pink: Quartz.
Light Green: Adventurine.
Brown: Tiger's Eye.
Dark Green: Agathe.

Here is Fernando at his stand:

And this is a close up of my necklace (my
Christmas gift to myself). Isn't it beautiful?

And here is my gift in front of the large Christmas tree in the
middle of the main dining room of the Correcaminos restaurant: