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7 Floral Silver Jewelry Pieces to Wear in the Spring

It’s officially springtime and flowers are blooming all around us near our home in Mexico. I hope they’re blooming in your neighborhood too. Spring is the season for embracing new life. It’s a beautiful time of year to wear floral jewelry! In Mexican jewelry, floral designs are all about delicate, elegant shapes. Flowers and other […]

The History of Traditional Mexico Silver in Taxco

It’s hard to think of a place in the world more famous for its beautiful silver jewelry than Taxco, Mexico. That’s no coincidence. Silver has a long and rich history in the city whose history extends back to well before Spanish colonization. Get ready to travel back in time and learn about the tradition of […]

Gemstone Guide: Larimar

You’re probably familiar with gemstones like turquoise, amethyst, and amber. You might even have a few pieces of jewelry that include those beautiful stones. But have you heard of Larimar? It’s one of our favorite gemstones, but it’s also the one that many people aren’t familiar with. And that’s a shame! Larimar is beautiful, versatile, […]

Your Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Traditional Mexican Gifts

Finding the perfect gift is never easy, and some people are harder to shop for than others! One of the reasons I love living in Zihuatanejo, Mexico is that beautiful handcrafted gifts are always just a short trip away. I love giving people handmade pieces! There’s just something special about a unique, thoughtful gift you […]

Gemstone Guide: Amber

What is Amber? Amber is one of our favorite gemstones. It’s versatile and makes a beautiful addition to necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and other pieces of jewelry. Jewelry lovers around the world appreciate its deep rich, warm, natural, golden-brown color. But where does it come from? Believe it or not, the gemstone we call amber […]

Our Top 10 Can’t Miss Mexican Silver Jewelry Pieces

If you could only own 10 pieces of jewelry, what would they be? I challenged myself to pick 10 of our own pieces I couldn’t live without. From simple and delicate to bold and artsy, this list has something for everyone. It’s a blend of best sellers and personal favorites, with a mix of classic, […]

Gemstone Spotlight: Turquoise

  Photos: Cobalt123, Tim Evanson, Lisa Williams, Woody Hibbard, MexicanSilverStore.com What is Turquoise?  Turquoise is one of the most popular material used in Mexican art and jewelry. But did you know that it’s name is actually French? It was named for the Turks who brought the brilliantly colored mineral with them to France from Turkey […]

How to Take Care of Your Silver Jewelry in the Summer

You love summer. And you love your silver jewelry. But the two don’t necessarily go hand in hand. In fact, summertime can be especially hard on your favorite pieces of jewelry. Between the sun, the sand and water, among other dangers, you need to be extra careful when it comes to caring for your silver […]

Wedding Jewelry: A Style Guide for Brides

We’re just a few weeks away from summer and wedding season is here! Are you a bride-to-be, putting the finishing touches on your wedding plans? There’s so much to think about and so many things that go into making your dream wedding a reality. I know it’s easy to focus on the ring, but you […]

Gemstone Spotlight: Amethyst

Post by on May 21, 2015

  Would you believe it if we told you you won’t get drunk from drinking alcohol, as long as you drink from an amethyst cup? Don’t worry, we wouldn’t believe ourselves either — but that’s what the ancient Greeks thought. It’s even where amethyst gets its name.   Origin of the Name, Amethyst The Greek […]