If you travel away from the cities of Mexico you will pass thru villages where ways of living have not changed for generations. Mexicans are strong lovers of tradition. A woman may wear the exact style of ear-rings her grandmother wore. These would be crafted by the village silversmith in the traditional designs the smith has used season after season. These are the villages where jewelry styles are the same as they were four hundred years ago. Each village has its own style. You can tell which village a person comes from by the style of their jewelry. Many travelers have amassed wonderful collections of jewelry from different villages thru-out South America. This is where the journey to find the pieces is the real treasure. Memories to last a lifetime.