Mexico is famous for producing the finest quality of Jewelry in the world. Most of Mexican Jewelry contains elements of silver. It is believed that one fifth of the entire silver deposit is contained in Mexico. The country is home to the largest silver mines and is home to such cities that are exclusively popular due to its silver craftsman.
Texaco: A birth place
The most amazing of the cities is Texaco which still boasts original Mexican Jewelry shops that have been partially operating from hundred of years. Hordes of visitors from all around the world converge on the cities marketplace to buy valuable silver. The city of Texaco became famous in the 14th century due to the Spanish quests for Mexican riches. The town lost its luster two hundred years later only to be revived by the great American, William Spartling. He invited the Texcon craftsman to revive the lost art of Mexican Jewelry by using their natural skills of carving silver. Soon, the town came back into spotlight and is now the center of Mexican Jewelry art. Its museum and historical buildings such as the towering mass of Santa Prisca Cathedral provide a glimpse into the rich history of Jewelry making tradition.
A taste of Silver
Mexican Jewelry and silver are synonymous to each other. The silver is used to enhance the beauty of precious stones and gold pendants. Mexican craftsman are adept in crafting Jewelry that has many forms and textures. The silver used in Mexican jewelry is very pure; therefore it is able to produce immense reflection. Another kind of silver that is used in Mexico contains high deposits of rhodium. The metal makes silver thick and has a darker finish. Such is the density of rhodium that it is known as white gold. Mexican Jewelry, due to a high tendency of silver had been known to tarnish. Now, many manufacturers use a polished compound that reduces the purity to 92.5 percent but greatly enhance the life of Mexican Jewelry.