Panama is a beautiful place with lots to offer! In our research for making your best gift/souvenir, we had the idea of a belmont heart shaped necklace, so we went to Cocle and explored the Belmont mines. The belmont mine was discovered in the late 60s by a Panamanian artisan looking for new material to carve. The stone is picked up, cleaned and carved. Olmedo, the artisan we work with, has been working the stone over 40 years, he’s self-taught and passing on his knowledge to the next generation.