The ancient Mayans considered jade to be divine and therefore far more important than gold. The stone’s green colour lent it to associations with water and vegetation, and it was symbolically associated with life and death. Jade was taking on a great spiritual and religious significance. The elites wore jade pendants, necklaces, masks and wristbands. And kings even inserted jade chips in their teeth.
This Mayan Jade Treasures set is made with natural jade, decorated with natural fresh water peals and connected with sterling silver parts. A central piece belongs to a quite heavy and big pure jade pendant, made by an artist from Uxmal, Yucatan, right in the heart of former Mayan land. A head of mayan man is finely hand-carved from a jade stone extracted in Yucatan.
This pendant shows a profile of Pacal the Great, a ruler of the Maya city-state of Palenque for almost 70 years. The word pakal means “shield” in the Classic Maya language. Wear this Mayan symbolics and feel energy of the most dominant and developed indigenous society of Mesoamerica.