We wish you could all fly down and visit us in beautiful Taxco, Mexico. But since that’d be pretty expensive (and we only have one guestroom), how about a virtual trip? We’ve compiled some of Taxco’s main attractions, city history, and of course photos. So crank your heat up, fix yourself some tequila with lime, […]
Frida Kahlo. Chances are, you’ve heard the name, even if you only know her as the painter with the unibrow. She’s the most famous female Mexican painter. Kahlo painted a lot of bright, colorful self-portraits during her life from 1907 to 1954. Some of them were surreal, and lots of them depict emotional pain or […]
Have you ever taken a life-changing vacation? Margot van Voorhies did. In 1937, she took a trip that altered the course of her whole life. While on vacation in Taxco, she met and fell in love with the silversmith Antonio Castillo. She moved there permanently, and the couple married. Seeing her artistic talent, Castillo encouraged […]
Since moving to Mexico almost seven years ago and working directly with Taxco artisans and shops, we’ve learned quite a bit about jewelry hallmarks as they pertain to Mexican silver accessories. We are by no means experts, but we’re happy to share what we’ve learned.
When the metals from sterling silver and copper artisan jewelry are exposed to the air or moisture, a layer of oxidation, or tarnish, is created on the surface of the metal. These metals are soft and scratch easily, so take special care when cleaning/maintaining your cherished pieces!