Pewter Pendand Cross with Turquoise Inlay.
Each Necklace Comes With a Handsome Adjustable Black Fabric Cord.
We recomend the silver over lay necks to complement this cross
5.9 cm = 2.32 inches
History of Taxco
In 1926, American born William Spratling,
an architecture professor form Tulane University,
came to study Mexico and its people
and changed the silver industry and the country forever,
both economically and artistically.
He utilized the artistry of the native people
and his own artisan genius to forge the stunning results
for which Mexican silvercraft became world-notable.
Spratling’s reverent interpretations of the Aztec
and classical designs and his concepts of how silver
should be worked are appreciated
more and more among museums, collectors and connoisseurs.
In the beginning, Spratling had to
motivate and encourage the community
artisans to work silver into fine jewelry.
They made only platters, candlesticks
and the like from silver.
Their interest was to make only objects of gold,
usually filigree work. The goldsmiths believed
it was beneath their dignity to work in silver.
Gradually, and happily, the evolution took place
and so the modern Taxco tradition was established.