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ISSUE N°3: MAYAKOBA COLLECTION - PART 4 The Jewel of the Sea

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ISSUE N°3: MAYAKOBA COLLECTION - PART 4 THE JEWEL OF THE SEA Posted by Jilene Jackson  On Jun 5th 2018 In Sophie Blake NY, Jewelry, Jewelry Design, Mood Board, Design Inspiration, Color Palette, Fashion Blog, Mexican Jewelry, Mayakoba, Mexico, Mayakoba Collection, Sophie Blake New York, Mexican Jewelry History, Fashion Accessories, Fashion, Pearls, Pearl Let's Get Into the Mayakoba Mood! Sophie Blake NY's Mayakoba collection is inspired by five key colors that celebrate the very best of Mexican jewelry. Escape with us to Mayakoba!

ISSUE N°3: MAYAKOBA COLLECTION Part 3 - Earthbound

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Let's Get Into the Mayakoba Mood! Sophie Blake NY's Mayakoba collection is inspired by five key colors that celebrate the very best of Mexican jewelry.  

Escape with us to Mayakoba!Sophie Blake NY's Mayakoba collection is inspired by... Earthbound (Terra Cotta) Terra Cotta is from the Latin word terra cocta "baked earth", a type of earthenware that is a clay-based. The clay pottery tradition of Mexican culture is one of the oldest traditions that bridges the ancient pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican civilizations with the post-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations and present-day Mexico. These unique clay pots are handmade by the ancient Pre-Columbian Purépecha artisans who were mostly women using primitive pottery and firing techniques. 



The rustic aesthetic of our Mexican clay creations is enhanced by the presence Purépecha Indian women who utilized the clay to bring functionality for everyday living. Terra Cotta clay was shaped into dishware, vases, sculptures, pots, flatwa…

ISSUE N°3: MAYAKOBA COLLECTION - Part 2 Azure Waters

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Let's Get Into the Mayakoba Mood!
Sophie Blake NY's Mayakoba collection is inspired by five key colors that celebrate the very best of Mexican jewelry. 



Escape with us to Mexico through our mood board inspirations. Sophie Blake NY's Mayakoba collection is inspired by.....

Azure (Turquoise) Mexican turquoise jewelry began over 2,000 years ago with native tribes using turquoise in their jewelry to craft beads that could be traded as currency and to create beautiful jewelry. 


Aztec jewelry makers used turquoise and other gemstones to honor their gods. "Xiuhtecuhtli was the Aztec god of fire and the name roughly translates to “Turquoise Lord!” Aztec artists made turquoise masks, statues, and mosaics in his honor".



















ISSUE N°3: MAYAKOBA COLLECTION - Part 1 History of Mexican Jewelry

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Mayakoba Collection Launch!Sophie Blake NY will be debuting the Mayakoba Collection in a few weeks and is excited to share with you a sneak peak of our mood board and inspirations! Where is Mayakoba?Our newest inspiration is from our trip to Mexico, that led to the discovery of the breathtaking tropical hideaway of Mayakoba! Mayakoba is a secluded retreat that is designed with mixed-use developments that encircle the Mexican coastline. Its uniqueness celebrates the very best of conservation in its efforts to embrace the original geographic landscape that does not replace but beautifies the natural environment. Engineers and architects were joined by geologists and biologists to uncover and outline isolated but attached locations that could be constructed for development.