Pewter Cross Pendant with Turquoise Inlay
Each Necklace Comes With a Handsome Adjustable Black Fabric Cord.
We recomend the silver overlay neckpieces to complement this impressive turquoise cross pendant.
6.6 cm = 2.59 inches
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History of Taxco
Today there are thousands of silversmiths
producing the beautiful work from the Taxco silver.
The array is a fabulous mixture
of European, Northamerican,
Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec
and other pre-Columbian designs
Expertly cast, or constructed
from .925 sterling silver.
There are three museums and
a few other buildings worth a visit.
Right behind the church of
Santa Prisca is the Museo de Taxco
Guillermo Spratling. This is mainly
filled with pre-Columbian
artifacts from Spratling's private collection.
Just around the corner, at Calle Juan Ruíz de Alarcón 6,
sits one of the oldest colonial homes in town,
Museo de Arte Virreinal, better known as Casa Humboldt.
This is in reference to the great German explorer and
philologist Alexander Von Humboldt who visited Taxco.
The contents are mainly colonial religious art.
The information placards are
in English as well as Spanish.
A most interesting museum is the Museo de la Plateria
(Silver Museum), located on the zócalo, or Plaza Borda.
This is the place to learn about silver-making
and to see some classic pieces,
including some of those by William Spratling.