ISSUE N°3: Mayakoba Collection - Part 5 La Plata

ISSUE N°3: Mayakoba Collection - Part 5 La Plata

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.

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Escape with us to Mayakoba!

Sophie Blake NY's Mayakoba collection is inspired by...

La Plata (Sterling Silver)

In our opinion, there is only one place in the world more famous for its beautiful silver jewelry and that's Taxco, Mexico. The city of Taxco is 100 miles southwest of the nation’s capital, Mexico City. It has been a part of the rich history of silver for many years which extends even before Spanish colonization.

 Sophie Blake NY Jewelry Mayakoba Collection Design Inspiration La Plata - Sterling Silver

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Predating the arrival of the Spanish in the Americas, the original craftsmen of silver were the people of Taxco. They mined silver and often used it for ceremonial purposes. The people of Taxco used silver to craft "gifts for Aztec gods and for other ceremonial purposes. The Aztecs used silver for jewelry too, and Aztec jewelers were incredible craftsmen.The modernization of sterling silver is attributed to American architecture professor and artist William Spratling. In the 1920's Spratling moved to Mexico and used his passion for pre-Colombian and Aztec art to inspire his silver based jewelry designs. Spratling greatly added to the influence of the gorgeous silver jewelry made in Taxco. "He even created an apprenticeship program for the local aspiring jewelry makers. William Spratling's influence on the community and his love for traditional Mexican designs earned him the nickname El Padre de la Plata de México (The Father of Mexican Silver)."


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Coming Soon: The SB Journal Issue N°3 Part 6 - At Midnight

Stay tuned for Issue N°3: Part 6 as we share the five key colors of our

Mayakoba collection and the mood board inspirations!

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