Pendant size: 2″ long by 1-3/8″ wide Cord length: 19-1/2″ long Necklace weight: less than one (1.0) ounce
Eduardo Santos is artisan, designer, and goldsmith behind Kayala Joais de Axé, a specialty jewelry boutique. He founded the company in 2009, after more than a decade of making jewelry. The shop's name, Kayala, is a tribute to the goddess of the waters of the sea, in the Congo-Angola tradition. Each piece Eduardo creates is the result of his research on the rich tradition of creole jewelry and tools of the Orixás. He uses iconic materials from the Afro-Brazilian religions, such as shells, straw, and African ceramics, combined with 950 silver, gold, and Brazilian gems, By mixing new with old, Eduardo is making contemporary reinterpretations of these traditions. And, his work is just stunning!