Silver vs. copper? It’s a tough call. Copper is warm and almost rosy, while silver is sleek and cool. Copper looks great on those with warm skin tones. Silver sparkles on people with fair or jet-black hair. And there’s always the question of personal preference: Which do you just like more? Which one matches your […]
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 […]
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!