A Journey Born from Passion and Pride


I am Tikal'Kun, a Mayan jeweler and designer who grew up in a lovely native community on the Yucatán Peninsula. This dream of mine started under the name 'Zerounno,' a homage to the Mayan invention of the zero over 1800 years ago. However, I soon realized that this name didn't fully capture the essence of our craft. Seeking a deeper connection to my roots and the authentic spirit of my work, I chose to embrace my own name. That's why we are now proudly known as TIKALKUN, and it took shape with a little help from my brother and my son. Tired of the racial inequalities and limited opportunities in Mexico, we decided to channel our frustrations into creativity. TIKALKUN was born not just as a brand, but as a statement against these inequalities, showcasing the beauty and depth of our indigenous features and heritage.

A Tapestry of Cultures

Design Philosophy

Each of our creations is a narrative, threading the vibrant tapestry of Mayan culture, rich in its storied history and enchanting mythology. Our pieces are tributes to the natural world that was sacred to the Mayan civilization: the lush jungles and pristine beaches that are as much a part of us as they were to our ancestors.

In every design, we strive to capture the essence of this profound bond, bringing the spirit of the Mayan heritage and its reverence for nature into the modern day.

Crafting with Heart & Soul

Every piece of jewelry is crafted with an unwavering commitment to quality and passion. Our home workshop in Mérida, Yucatán, is a sanctuary where we, as a family, pour our hearts into each creation. From conceptualizing designs to the final touch, every step is infused with love and a deep respect for our craftsmanship.

Living the Culture, Sharing the Legacy

Residing in Mérida, a city pulsating with Mayan culture, we are not just observers but active participants in the community. This daily immersion enriches our creations, making them authentic representations of our heritage. Our connection to our roots is profound, shaping not only our jewelry but also our perspectives on life and art.

Vision for the Future

We envision our brand as a global ambassador of Mexican, Mayan and Aztec cultures. We dream of a future where our jewelry does more than adorn; it tells a story, ignites curiosity, and becomes a fashion statement that honors our rich, diverse heritage.

We are not just jewelers; we are storytellers, and we aim to share the profound narratives of the Mayan people through our work.

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