Handcrafted turquoise jewelry from the silver capital of Mexico
Thirty-six hours south from Arizona, between Mexico City and Acapulco, is a gem of a colonial mining town called Taxco. Taxco was named a pueblo mágico (magic town) in 2002, an honor given to towns around the country that offer special experiences because of their natural beauty, cultural and historical richness, and artisan craftsmanship. Taxco is known as the silver capital of Mexico. The artisans in Taxco specialize in handmade pieces that result in strik-ingly-unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry like the beautiful pieces you see here.
The beautiful pieces you see here reflect the Navajo style of artistry. Generous cabochons of genuine turquoise are hand set in sterling silver settings embellished with intricately-detailed feathers, flowers and swirling shapes symbolizing eternity.
Found only a few places on earth, less than five percent of turquoise mined worldwide can be set into jewelry and only about twenty mines in the Southwest supply gem-quality turquoise. Once a thriving industry, many Southwest mines have run dry and are now closed. This is a remarkable oppor-tunity to claim your share of a national geological treasure before it’s gone.
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