When its time to make a bigger than life fashion statement, nothing will do it like a few pieces of Mayan jewelry. The Mayan civilization is a pre-Columbian Meso-American culture that thrived from 250 AD to 900 AD and left a distinctive mark on the face of the Earth. Best known for their advanced capabilities in science and mathematics, the Mayans were no strangers to the world of art. The Mayans lived life to the fullest with a celebration of the arts and sciences, unequaled by any other people of the region. And today there is a revived interest in this ancient culture with the release of Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" and the controversial writings contained in the Mayan calendar for 2012.
Mayan art jewelry from Central America best captures the mood and presence of the original works, with near museum quality replications in necklaces, bracelets and dazzling rings. The Mayan tradition used a bountiful array of vibrant colors with oversized polished stones of turquoise, blue and green jade, and sterling silver. Mayan jewelry is heavy and chunky, and makes the perfect companion for those who dare to wear it. Images range from tribal masks to animal shapes, or the traditional giant piece of semi-precious stones swinging from a chain.
The Mayan jewelry crafting is similar to the ancient Egyptians, with no expense spared when it comes to detail. Finely chiseled jaguars, monkeys, parrots and eagles are transformed into tribal art for your neck, wrists and feet. With a feel for the jungle, the Mayans constructed their adornment to reflect their society and culture in one of the boldest expressions of tribal art known to man. And, today, the tradition lives on with quality jewelry to remind and mesmerize us of a life and time gone by too fast. The Mayan jewelry is intelligent, artistic and the last word in self expression done your way.
Mayan jewelry is a beautiful addition to any collection, but quality pieces do not come cheap. The weight on the generous stones and painstaking attention to detail is going to cost you for this indulgence. However, the artistic value and a lifetime of compliments that it brings makes the extra money an investment you can live with. Few women have the courage or ability to wear such dramatic tribal jewelry, but if you are one of them, you are truly unique indeed.
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