Medium Zulu Spear Earrings Three Section Yellow Greenstone Turquoise Theme; Expert handcrafted Lapidary Stone Mosaic Handcraft set in Fine Pewter Silver Alloy; No Nickel No Lead No Cadmium No Zinc. Hypo-allergenic surgical earwires.
3.7 cm = 1.45 inches
"In the nineteen fifties the silver
jewelry production of Taxco
expanded dramatically as a long-term result
of the intervention into Taxco
of a Tulane University architecture
professor by name William Spratling
one more gringo who fell in love
with the Mexican people
he stayed to established the first
modern silver shop *Las Delicias*.
Today Spratling signed silver is
highly collectible and reknowned
for the technical quality of execution
and simple power of design.
This tradition has been recognized
as among the highest quality
fine silverwork in the world,
on account of its expressive vitality
and technical execution of innovative wood,
stone inlay into silver.
In the 1950′s hundreds of families
in Taxco supported themselves
by silversmithing. So the population
of Taxco became the lucky
beneficiary of Spratling’s genius
and willingness to give to others.
The general acceptance of the
Spratling silver jewelry product
by the US and European market,
also the burgeoning domestic market
of the growing tourist industry
made Taxco into the ‘Silver City’;
a city of silversmiths, with generation
upon generation of hammerers,
of polishers, arc saw cutters,
solderers, casters, filers, and stonesetters."