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 mági-co (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. Known as the silver capital of Mexico. the artisans in Taxco specialize in handmade pieces that result in strikingly-unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry like the jewelry you see here.
The beautiful piece you see here reflects the Navajo style of artistry. Generous cabochons of genuine turquoise are handset 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 opportunity to claim your share of a national geological treasure before it’s gone.