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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mexican Silver

Definition

Silver is a metal element whose chemical symbol is Ag and atomic designation is 47. It is a valuable metal, but rather soft and extremely malleable. Silver has been prized since the beginning of time as a metal for jewelry and fine eating utensils and goblets. You can find silver resources in many countries of the world, but when you think of silver it is often Mexican silver you are dreaming of purchasing.

Mexico is one of the world’s leading producers of silver and when thinking of silver jewelry its often the ornate and expertly crafted jewelry from Mexican artisans. Taxco is the city of silver that is most connected to exceptional silver jewelry and art objects. In the 1700s opulent silver deposits were again discovered around the Taxco and today visitors from all over the world come to Taxco for handmade silver jewelry.

Standards of silver vary, but Mexican silver is generally 92.5 percent pure. Purity varies from .925 to .999 and is often imprinted with purity symbols. Silver jewelry is often stamped “Mexican silver” or can also be stamped with an eagle along with a number indicating the state where the silver was mined and formed.

Uses of Silver

Taxco silver is has been used for jewelry and other decorative items for thousands of years and sterling silver jewelry is very popular in rings and bracelets. Handmade silver jewelry abounds in the marketplaces of Taxco and surrounding villages. Eating utensils were originally made from Mexican silver hence the name, “silverware.” Taxco silver was also formed into bars and made into coins for use as currency around the world and more recently silver is used as electrical conductors in many industries.
Sterling silver jewelry is silver combined with other metals usually copper in order to give more stability to the ore. In order to be designated as sterling silver, the metal must contain at least 92.5 percent silver.

Determining Mexican silver marks

All Mexican silver jewelry is marked and these marks can be found on the screw of an earring, the inside of fine silver jewelry or on the clasp of a bracelet or necklace. The mark determines the year when the jewelry was crafted. If jewelry is marked Mexico Silver or Mexico Plata it is a jewelry piece made after 1960. Fine handmade silver jewelry from Mexico will also indicate the silver content, the area of origin, and the silversmith. For example .925 is the content, TC-902 is the City of Taxco and C is the first initial of the last name of the silversmith. 902 is a silversmith designation.

If you are seeking to collect Mexican silver jewelry, you can educate yourself about your silver piece if you learn the marks. You may choose to purchase a jewelry collection that has only one number combination. That would give you the genealogy of your jewelry piece. This could become a fascinating new hobby for you; determining the origin of you fine handmade silver jewelry. Geseell@avilasterling.com

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spratling and Taxco Silver Jewelry

When William Spratling began his silver jewelry enterprise in Taxco, Mexico in the 1930s he did not realize that the cultural phenomenon he was beginning would revitalize the enter city of Taxco and begin a renewal of fine Mexican silver jewelry. Spratling inspired silversmiths in Taxco to relearn the art of jewelry making and they began to take advantage of the regions sources of abundant silver, historical and cultural images and high craftsmanship. Taxco literally came back from the dead with the arrival of William Spratling and his dream of silver. Today Taxco and Mexican silver remains some of the most popular and collected designs available.

Geography of Taxco Jewelry

Taxco, Guerrera in Mexico is the small and very picturesque city between Mexico City and Acapulco that was originally discovered by conquistador Cortes. Cortes realized the richness of the silver veins around Taxco and he staked a mining claim there in 1521. In the 1700s Taxco was founded as a colonial mining town. Silver supplies were readily available in Taxco, but it did not become a focus for silver jewelry craftsmanship and production until the mid-20th century when roads constructed into the region began to bring tourists into the area.

Founding of Spratling Silver

American architect and artist William Spratling found Taxco in 1929 and settled there. During the 1930s Spratling began making silver jewelry by melting down pure silver pesos. He enlisted the help of local craftsman and silversmiths, refined their arts and began making handmade silver jewelry to sell to tourists arriving in Taxco. World War II started a craze for fine silver jewelry in American and Spratling started selling his wares to department stores. Early clients included Tiffany & Co, Marshall Fields and Bonwit Teller. After William Spratling died in 1967 his designs and hallmarks were purchased and this company continues his tradition of fine craftsmanship and handmade Taxco silver jewelry to this day.

Spratling and his craftsman designed their jewelry with motifs found in Taxco history. They incorporated pre-Columbian designs and imagery into their designs and pieces are usually large and made from .925 or .950 sterling silver. These silver alloys are considered the finest of all silver materials. Spratling also used native materials like amethyst and turquoise, coral and obsidian and tortoise shell in the unique handmade silver designs.

Today Spratling silver jewelry is high collectible, wanted, and unique. Mexican silver jewelry can readily be identified by the hallmarks that are on silver jewelry pieces. Spratling Taxco silver designs have hallmarks that use the Spratling name or the stylized “W” that was Spratling’s ranch designation. When looking for fine Mexican silver pieces look for TAXCO or MEXICO    discretely stamped on the pieces.

Taxco silver jewelry from the times of William Spratling are high collectible and prized. Follow estate sale biddings to find the artisanal design of Taxco silver jewelry. Spratling’s jewelry and silver pieces are considered the highest collectible Mexican silver products and can be find in very high end jewelry stores or from Spratling’s company website.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Taxco Silver

What is Taxco Silver?

Taxco is a beautiful town located in the mountains along the west coast of Mexico. Artisans from the city of Taxco are world famous for their handmade silver jewelry. Pure silver is transformed into jewelry with traditional or trendy designs and custom designs can be accommodated. Most Taxco jewelry collections include original silver rings, unique silver pendants and fashionable sterling silver earrings as well as exclusive silver bracelets. Bangles and cuffs made from Taxco silver can also be found in popular jewelry stores and online.

Taxco is associated with silver and handcrafted silver was the main occupation in this mountain village. However, as mining decreased in Taxco, tourism began to take over. Taxco silver jewelry is still reported to be of very high quality and exquisite craftsmanship. Taxco is known as Mexico’s silver capital and those interested in purchasing Mexican silver will find the greatest selection in this picturesque village.

History of Taxco Silver

Silver mining and crafting in Taxco Mexico is both legend and fact. Located in the hills between Acapulco and Mexico City, Taxco is in the state of Guerrero which is one of the oldest mining states in the Americas. The city of Taxco itself has colonial ambiance with red-tiled roofs and cobblestoned streets.

The towering and impressive 250 year old Santa Prisca Cathedral stands over the city reminding citizens and visitors of the natural silver wealth of Taxco that attracted conquistadors from Spain in the 1500s. After Cortes staked his silver claim in Taxco, the area quickly became a very busy silver mining area. However, mining gradually decreased in Taxco as other areas in Mexico developed richer and more accessible mining regions. The silver industry of Taxco faded out for almost 200 years but the handmade silver jewelry of Taxco remained priceless.

Gradually miners and explorers found the rich silver veins in Taxco again and built churches to honor the silver and gold in this city. The famous Santa Prisca Cathedral was built with gold in its spires and it became a focal point of Taxco and the mines surrounding the city. Once again, however, due to war and revolution Taxco silver mines were closed keep silver reserves out of the hand of revolutionaries.

The mines and the silver crafting industry has stayed closed for many years.
Fortunately for Taxco, William Spratling heard the legendary stories of the high quality of silver and silver jewelry and he reopened the mines and began to find artisans in Taxco who knew the ancient art of silversmithing. Using his own designs at first, Spratling created a system of training young silversmiths and Spratling gave them the vehicle to show off their craftsmanship. Thus began Taxco’s return to the silver world and her craftsman to prominence. To date, Taxco silver includes some of the finest and most respected silversmithing in the world. The number of artisans and silversmiths who work with Taxco silver once numbered in the tens and now number in the hundreds.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What to look for in handmade silver jewelry

Handmade silver jewelry is also crafted from silver sheets and are designed and cut into different pieces such as cuff bracelets, earrings and silhouette pendants. To make sure your piece is pure sterling silver look for marks that indicate 92.5 percent silver and only 7.5 percent copper or other metals. Sterling silver jewelry made from sterling silver sheets are drawn onto the sheet of silver and cut with a jewelers saw.

Workmanship of this type of jewelry should have straight cuts and smooth edges. One of a kind handmade silver jewelry can include precious gems that are embedded to set onto the finish. This expertise required for a designer to make this type of jewelry requires high skills and years of experience. It does take hours for even the adept designer to make each and every piece. The finished design can also be antiqued to bring out the details and give it a traditional or heirloomhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heirloom feel.

Do make sure when you are purchasing handmade silver rings there are not ends or wire sticking out. Fine designers will tuck, cut and file holding wires. It is their goal to have every piece of jewelry finished with exactness, precision, and quality. Most high end jewelry boutiques will not try to sell you alloy metal rather than real silver. To make sure your piece is authentic, however, look for a hallmark stamp on your silver design. The clasp or the underside should be marked with a .925 or .999.

The mark will also have the place of origin and the designer’s first initial on the piece. For example, TC will indicate Taxco silver and C will be the initial of the designer. Another test is to drop nitric acid (a very small drop) on the jewelry piece. If the silver is not sterling or fine, the drop will turn green. Avoid buying silver jewelry that turns green! Handmade silver jewelry is made with pride and high quality work ethics. This sets it mass manufactured jewelry that may be sterling silver, but will not be hand crafted or unique. Geseell@avilasterling.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Handmade Silver Jewelry

Handmade silver jewelry is unique; no two pieces are exactly alike, and it never goes out of style. Some of the most beautiful pieces are actually made out of sheets of sterling silver and precious metal clay or PMC and wire. Precious metal clay is silver clay that can be shaped into almost any design. After the jewelry piece is designed and fired, all the binders from the clay are removed and the result is a fine silver pure handcrafted silver jewelry piece.

PMC is used by silver designers to create intricate designs and fine pieces that would not be possible with traditional metalworking methods. PMC can help create three-dimensional designs that will be heirlooms in your family for generations to come.
When checking the quality of silver jewelry that is handmade ensure there are no white spots on the handmade silver jewelry. Check and make sure the design is smooth and there are no bumps or cracks. Geseell@avilasterling.com

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A bracelet that draws admiration from everyone around you, this piece of solid Taxco Silver is a fitting example of remarkable craftsmanship and stunning beauty. The breath taking design of this bracelet comes from the original molds of Hector Aguilar that have been used to build this amazing piece of jewellery. A perfect attention grabber, this bracelet will surely enhance you overall charm no matter what style of fashion you are donning that day.

This bracelet is one of those rare creations that have been made out of original pieces from Hector Aguilar himself and this itself increases the substance of this bracelet many folds. Solid Sterling Silver has been used to create this bracelet that portrays the classic design of the 1960s first introduced by Hector Aguilar. Each and every piece of this bracelet is perfectly identical and is inspired from the Aztec form of art.

The pre-Columbian images of jewellery that displayed ancient nature inspired motifs have been beautifully imitated by Hector Aguilar in this particular piece of Mexican Silver. A stylized wild flower is imitated by the shape of the bracelet that is true to its inspiration. It’s incredible craftsmanship ensures that the bracelet maintains its unparalleled gleam for years and the versatility of the bracelet is truly amazing. This handmade silver jewellery has a posh appearance that comes from the intricate details of the pieces. No wonder this marvellous specimen of old Taxco style will quickly become your most preferred piece of jewellery.

If you are looking for something exotic that goes with most of your outfits then this is the perfect bracelet for you. Being made out of solid Sterling Silver, this bracelet therefore carries a substantial amount of weight that measures 90.6grams (2.9 ounces). This breathtaking piece of art has a width of one and a quarter inch while the inner circumference measures complete seven inches.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

A Timeless Piece of Silver Jewelry

This beautifully carved Taxco Silver poison ring is completely handmade and is a result of excellent workmanship of the classical Taxco style of jewellery making. This ring is a fine example of high quality finish and a breath taking artistic design that is inspired from a more tribal Aztec art. This ring will definitely take you back in time during the 1930s and 50s when such styles were very common.

This Mexican silver ring has ancient as well as ethnic looks that speak about the old Taxco Jewellery tradition. The kind of design and style of rings is well known across the globe for its versatility and appearance. The fact that this ring will never go out of fashion and that it can be worn over any outfit that you like increases the value of this ring. This ring style has always been a favourite among women of class who love to leave a fashion statement. The old colonial Mexican style ring always gets noticed and is appreciated by all and sundry.

This handmade silver piece of jewellery has a centrepiece that is unparalleled in lustre moreover, the rustic finishing touches of the ornamentation's is what gives this ring its uniqueness and a character full of depth and personality. The little opening in the ring carries a wonderful gemstone and that accentuates the overall appeal of your fingers.

This ring is called poison ring for a reason. The opening on the ring can easily harbour a pill or some anhydrous powdered poison like the ones shown in movies. It is a timeless piece of jewellery that will never go out of fashion and since it is adjustable, the ring can be shared between friends and family or can be passed on to generations as a family crest or insignia. Geseell@avilasterling.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mexican Silver Ornament Gives a Perfect Impression

A bracelet that boasts of an old school design yet is very contemporary and fashionable; this Taxco Silver armband will remain forever in vogue. Built in the most basic of all designs, this Mexican marvel possesses a simplicity that is captivating. The timeless beauty of this bracelet cuff is noticeable at the first look at this piece of fine art jewellery.
It is actually a cuff that has been designed like a bracelet and after you wear it, this Mexican Silver ornament gives a perfect impression of a wide bangle that is made out of solid silver. This versatility of this bracelet makes it a perfect match for any outfit you wear. Beautiful and elegant, this bracelet is equally chic and stylish for any fashion attire in your closet and can be worn on your wrist like a trendy bangle as well.

The perfect symmetry of the intricate detailing on the bangle silver cuff bracelet will leave you enthralled and amazed of the craftsmanship that has built this masterpiece. Moreover, the subtle beauty of the turquoise inlay is undeniably mesmerizing. This handmade silver ornament carved out of the best grade silver by the best silversmiths of Taxco is the perfect bracelet that you were looking for. A major part of the turquoise decoration is filled with stone inlay that enhances the beauty of the intricate detailing on the surface of this bracelet. It makes the design more interesting and adds certain magnanimity to the jewellery. This stone inlay is the sole reason why this bracelet appears to be so simple in design and construction.

A fine example of the Taxco tradition of 925 silver jewellery making, this beautiful work of art has an inside circumference of full seven inches. The width of this bracelet is one inch and it has a substantial weight of 73.6 grams (2.3 ounces).
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Earrings for the Traditional Women

These Taxco Silver Earrings have been perfectly hand crafted by the silversmiths of the famous town of Taxco. Antique yet extremely beautiful design of these earrings sets them apart from the fashion trends of present times yet, when you will wear them you will definitely be surprised how elegantly they transform your appearance from a modern to a more traditional woman; something that you might have not tried before.

The red gemstones in the core of these earrings further enhance the magnificence of this pair of Sterling Silver Jewellery and the craftsmanship coupled with the extraordinary design gives this pair of unique earrings a certain wow-factor. The enchanting appearance is a combination of the best of Taxco as well as Baroque style of jewellery design imparts unparalleled appeal to these earrings which makes them a must have item in your jewellery collection. These can be worn with any dress be it traditional or a more modern dress such is the versatility of the craftsmanship of these earrings.

A closer look will reveal the beautiful detailing on the edges of the earrings that complements the curvy ornamentation on the surface, a true work of art. The dark antique tone of these Mexican Silver Earrings gives them a personality of their own that catches the attention of everyone around you.

Adding to this attractiveness is the red gemstone a colour that is a fashion statement itself. For the women who love to wear traditional jewellery, this will surely give a magnificent vintage look and appeal. Apart from being a traditional wear, these can also be donned as a high fashion accessory to get the right look for the night. Not only these are made to look fabulous, these handmade silver earrings will make you feel fabulous. Two and one eighths inches long, these exquisite earrings have a width of one and a half inches. Geseell@avilasterling.com

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An Exquisite Pendant with a Touch of Nature

This is a perfect piece of sterling silver jewelry for those who are looking for a picturesque pendant. This is handmade silver enclosure and the inside has been filled with flowers of vibrant colors. Immense attention and care have been administered in the making of this exclusive piece of Mexican silver jewelry. It is an epitome of high level of artisanship because of the emphasis on details and intricacies. The unique combination of beautiful colors with exquisite silver enclosure makes this pendant stand out.

The design of this exclusive pendant is such that it will satisfy the desires of the modern woman and will be a great accessory for most of their dresses. The unique combination of colors with metal makes this jewelry a perfect choice as an accessory for outfits of a number of colors. This 925 Silver Jewelry has been provided great finish that is exhibited by the perfect boundaries of the silver enclosure. The design imitates the sunrays emanating from a bright sun.

The details of sunrays are beautifully done and they perfectly complement the complement picture perfect design of the attractive high fashion jewelry. The miniature flowers have been beautifully used on the pendant and they exhibit absolute perfection. These flowers are specially grown for making this exquisite piece Taxco silver jewelry. When you look closely, you will be able to distinctly see the types of flowers that have been used. The colors have been chosen in such a way that they complement each other is a very artistic way and enhance the beauty of this flawlessly crafted pendant.

This is the best jewelry to wear for those who love to make a fashion statement while being connected with the nature. This pendant will surely grab the attention of the onlookers because of the unique touch of natural beauty that has been added to this gorgeous piece of silver jewelry.
Geseell@avilasterling.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Exclusive Sterling Silver bracelet from Mexico

If you want the best of Taxco Silver then you are looking at one of its finest example. Incredibly fashionable and chic, this bracelet is made for the modern and sophisticated woman of the 21st century. The innovative method of construction used by the best silversmiths of Taxco ensures that this piece of fine jewellery is glamorous enough to be worn in any party over any dress u like.

This bracelet has been built to perfection by using the Chaponeado method of construction and it gives you all that you want from a Mexican Silver Bracelet. This bracelet has uncompromisable beauty and elegance even though it is very light in weight which makes this chic and stylish and extremely easy to carry on your wrist.

The balance in weight offered by the thick and sturdy links of this bracelet only seem to be heavy and solid pieces of silver thus boasting of excellent craftsmanship. You will be surprised when you wear it and watch the oomph of your dress and your overall appearance reaching new heights. A definite head turner, your friends and colleagues will surely never stop admiring your new piece of jewellery. The kind of class this silver bracelet has to offer will make you fall in love with it the very first time you wrap it around your wrist. The shine of this 925 Silver jewellery is flawless and is there to stay for years.

It is a kind of bracelet that will never go out of fashion. This attractive bracelet will definitely bring a sparkle in the eyes of every onlooker. This lightweight bracelet weighs only 1.9 ounces (59 grams) and has a width of seven eights of an inch. The length of this bracelet is adjustable and at full length it measures six and three quarters of an inch.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

An Exquisite Piece of High Fashion Silver Jewelry

If you are looking for a beautiful ring in the genre of 925 silver jewelry, then this extraordinary piece of silver jewelry will surely leave you ecstatic. Utmost attention has been paid to the intricacies of design of this ring and this makes the ring a flawless piece of sterling silver that will add glitter and glamour to your fingers. The artistic design of the ring ensures that it complements your modern party dresses and will definitely make heads turn.

This Mexican silver ring has a very high quality finish which makes it a must have for the women of today and it will complement almost every outfit that you wear. If you are one of those who like to pick up only those jewelry pieces that boast of superior quality and exquisite design then this is a perfect ring for you. An innovative technique has been used in making of this ring that makes this ring special. The technique is known as “Electroformado” and this is the secret behind the lightweight of this beautiful ring. This technique not only makes the ring light in weight but also reduces its cost so that it does not seem heavy on your pockets. Every woman loves to flaunt their possessions when it comes to jewelry pieces and this handmade silver ring gives every woman that opportunity to make others go green over their elegant ring.

This ring is a paradigm of fashion and can be a rare gift for those who love to leave a fashion statement behind. Every detail in the design of the ring has been brought out to give it an enhanced fashion quotient. The secret behind this rare piece that will make you stand out from the rest is, that this ring is a beautiful amalgamation of artistic design and innovative techniques of silver crafting. Geseell@avilasterling.com

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Secret Elegant Look with Mexican Sterling Silver

Taxco Sterling Silver Fish Necklace Old Taxco Reproduction
If you are looking for a unique and collectible piece of jewelry that is exceptional in design and one of its kind then this fish shaped necklace is an ultimate find. This amazing Taxco Silver necklace has been inspired from the designs of the old Taxco era that used beautiful animal figures.

This is a reproduction of the all famous “Los Castillo” and not only the design, but the beauty and elegance of the original masterpiece are intact in this marvelous jewelry. Made by the best silversmiths of Taxco, each and every piece of this necklace is hand crafted keeping in mind the fashion tastes of the women of class. This necklace is so designed that it will enhance the appeal of any outfit you wear and will surely make you the most admired women in the crowd setting you apart from the rest.

The old Taxco tradition that this Mexican Silver necklace carries with it makes it apt for those women who love to leave a fashion statement. The excellent workmanship and the intricate detailing of the necklace is visible from far and gives a hint of magnanimity to your appearance. One feature unique to this design is that the individual links of the necklace make it very flexible and because of this it rests perfectly on any neck.

Having substantial weight that measures 135.1 grams (4.3 ounces) on the scales, this necklace is sturdy and made out of 925 silver jewelry grade pieces of this precious metal that boast excellent quality and exceptional sheen. A real treat to the eyes, this brilliant piece of sterling silver has a width of one and three eighths of an inch at the centerpiece that is the widest point and the length of this necklace reaches full eighteen inches.Geseell@avilasterling.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

An Adorable Piece of Beauty for Your Wrist

This bracelet which is designed in the Baroque style fits to any wrist and is an excellent example of handmade Silver. Though this bracelet is small in size, it carries a substantial amount of weight. Because of the comfort it gives you when you wear it and the fabulous appeal of the bracelet, it draws you towards it.

When you look at the bracelet, the first thing you will notice is the old traditional Taxco design and style of the bracelet. The Taxco Silver used in this beauty is a fine grade Sterling Silver that has a unique sheen to it that imparts it immense attractiveness.

This bracelet is much sturdy than it looks due to the fact that solid Silver is used in the making of this jewellery not hollow. The ornamentation that adorns this gorgeous bracelet is the sole reason that will make this bracelet a top contender for the first choice in your wish list. The oxidized silver that is used on the surface of the bracelet gives it a contrasting black hue that adds depth to this bracelet.

The bark black background is complemented by the fine work of some of the most skilled Mexican silversmiths who are the creators of beautiful jewellery out of solid blocks of 925 Silver Jewellery. Designed in a more classical style, this magnificent work of art looks as if it is carrying with itself some history or a story that gives it a sort of uniqueness and character.

This Mexican Silver Bracelet is a fine example of the Mexican style of jewellery making it carries with itself. The spherical and wavy shapes of the Baroque style visible in the ornamentation of the bracelet make this bracelet a perfect combination of both the styles. The bracelet is seven inches in length and has a width of five eights of an inch.Geseell@avilasterling.com

Monday, August 13, 2012

Vintage Silver Necklaces for Modern Women

If you are looking for a necklace that has been designed as a piece of vintage art but caters to the needs of a modern woman then you are looking at the right piece of jewellery.

Taxco silver work is a very old and famous jewellery art form Mexico and this masterpiece carries all the beautiful details of this famous art. Completely made by hand, this necklace is very sturdy even though made from a metal as soft as silver.

A stunning piece of 925 Silver Jewellery, with inlays of Azurite carries all the features of Mexican Silver with a more contemporary style. This vintage silver necklace represents the work done by classical artists of the Old Taxco era yet it is very well suited for the modern woman. Chiefly inlaid with a natural Azurite in this necklace you can also find other tiny natural stones within the inlay. These stones put together in creating this beautiful work of fine artistry make the necklace visually appealing and a treat for the eyes of the onlookers.

The decoration on the necklace that belongs to the pre Colombian era gives this necklace and the person who wears it a very powerful look. It portrays the person as someone who is in control of the things around her and casts a positive impact on the crowd around her.

This bold yet simple product of handmade silver is solid and sturdy with a considerable amount of weight that reaches 4.2 ounces or 131.2 grams on the scale. Though not a new piece of Sterling Silver still this vintage jewellery that was made in the 80s is in good mint condition with several sections of it carrying the original gleam of the necklace. The length of this necklace is eighteen and a half inches that is not negotiable and it is three quarters of an inch in width.Geseell@avilasterling.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A unique cuff to give yourself the perfect royal touch

You will fall in love with this piece of jewellery the moment you lay your eyes on it. This breath catching masterpiece of signature Taxco Silver boasts of the age old tradition of the Taxco artisans of Mexico.

The only word that suits this cuff is majestic. Not only the gleam of silver but the eye sparkling ornamentation on this bracelet is a true work of art and is bound to grab the attention of crowd setting you apart from the rest.

This handmade silver ornament depicts the glory of the Mexican jewellery through its sheer elegance and brilliant design thus enabling you to make a strong statement. The solid sterling silver pieces used on this cuff add to its weight yet keep the structure firm and durable. This makes this cuff made out of a soft metal like silver sturdy enough.

You can clearly see the best craftsmanship of the old school Taxco silversmiths used to design this ornament and this is what makes this product of the best Mexico Silver exceptional on its own. You cannot resist the temptation of trying it on your hand the moment you lay your eyes on it. This cuff will provide you the kind of magnanimity that you had wanted from your jewellery for a long time.

The dark oxidized solid silver below the ornamentation of the cuff adds a depth to the character of the cuff. People will never stop admiring this beautiful 925 Silver jewellery on your arm. The combined Baroque and the Taxco style of this cuff enhance your appeal and it has the perfect ornamentation that adds sophistication and a hint of class to any outfit you wear with it. The width of this cuff at the centre piece is two and one eighth of an inch while the inner circumference measures seven and a half inches. Many silver miners risk their lives to bring the best silver out of Mexico.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Delicate Mexican Silver Necklace

A delicate Mexican sterling silver chain
With this masterpiece of craftsmanship, you can relive and get inspired from the old tradition of Taxco silver. A fine example of perfectly handcrafted necklace, this Delicate Mexican Silver Necklace with its fine intricate details will make the onlookers ogle with glittering eyes.

This beautiful necklace is made out of 925 Silver and in the heart of Taxco, the all famous place for silver jewelry in Mexico. If you are looking for a piece of jewelry that gives you a modern touch while accentuating your beautiful necklines then this is the perfect product for you.

A perfect balance between weight and design ensures that it is never too heavy for you to carry around in parties and ceremonies. The longer than usual chain with glittering details at the front make this piece as unique and appealing as you are thus setting you apart from the rest of the crowd. Moreover, the tear shaped detailing of this stunning example of Mexican Silver, ensure that the necklace itself never loses its appeal and goes well with anything you wear.

The intricate and delicate detailing has been done by hand only and only 925 Silver jewelry grade Silver has been used to produce this exquisite work of art. This necklace is simplicity personified. It has been designed by keeping in mind the needs of the people who like to keep things simple yet beautiful therefore it also doubles as a perfect anniversary gift or a gift for any other occasion. This silver necklace has curvy, tear shaped details at the centerpiece that are five in number (five eights of an inch long) separated by equidistant silver fastenings.

The chain itself is seventeen and a half inches long at its fullest extension that can easily be adjusted in length using the simple hook at the end.Geseell@avilasterling.com

Sunday, July 1, 2012

You have the Ability to Keep Your Silver Clean

We all know that silver has the innate ability to turn black when it is uncared for. So how do keep it from doing so, without having to make a trip to the jewelry store? Well, there are many ways to get rid of that tarnish that plagues your silver jewelry, and the best part is you have most of the items inside your own home! Here are some common household remedies for that tarnished silver of yours:
  1. Toothpaste that has baking soda in it acts as a solid cleaner for silver. To clean the silver simply scrub down the silver with toothpaste until the tarnish is gone and, voila, wash the toothpaste away and the tarnish will go with it!
  2. This next one requires aluminum foil, salt, water and a sealable container. Place your Taxco, Mexican, and any kind of silver jewelry into the sealable container. Then pour hot or cold water into the sealable container.
After a few minutes you should see the silver’s tarnish be zapped away by the salt and aluminum mixture! (You may also use baking soda in place of the salt. Boiled water seems to work better. Also, you will want to place the piece of silver jewelry on top of the aluminum.)

These are by far the most effective, non-commercial means of keeping your Taxco, Mexican, and all kinds of jewelry clean. These ways WILL damage metals that are only lined with silver. As always, contact your local jeweler to ensure that your silver will not be damaged using these methods to clean it.

Tips about cleaning silver:
How to Clean Your Silver Naturally,
http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-clean-silver-naturally
A Good Way to clean silver jewelry and other silver,
http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/household/jewelry.html
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Best Place to Find Silver Jewelry

Silver jewelry can be found in just about any nation in the world, but what if someone was looking for something truly remarkable? What if they were looking for silver jewelry that had meaning behind it?

What if they wanted historical importance to shine from the jewelry’s very core?
Taxco, Mexico, offers some of the world’s finest silver jewelry. The silver from Taxco offers much historical significance, as during the 19th century the Spanish Baron’s destroyed the mines within the town, leaving the mines ruined.

It was only after a long time that silver could be, once again, mined and crafted in the town of Taxco. The city is considered “The Father of Mexican Silver” due to the town’s silver artistic cultural heritage.

Silver has made the City of Taxco renowned for its artistic ability in silver smithing. Every year a Silver Fair is held in November to honor the artwork and its artists, and also to help the local economy of the city.
The next time that you are in the market for silver, make sure to look for Taxco silver. Ask a jewelry salesperson to view some of the fine work of Taxco; chances are that they have some in stock.

References:

The History of Silver in Taxco, Mexico, http://www.floramex.com/li-history_of_silver_in_taxco.htm
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