Tigers Eye theme Stone Mosaic
Lapidary Stones expertly set in Fine Pewter Silver.
NO NICKEL NO LEAD
NO CADMIUM NO ZINC
These earrings come with hypo-allergenic surgical earwires.
3.1 cm = 1.2 inches
"Our community has been involved in handcrafts production since before we were born. To tell our story we would have to go back to the times of our parents and grandmothers.
The Municipality of Taxco is one of the richest centers of artesanias in México. We are country women mostly from villages near Taxco.
In the 1970s and 1980s our villages created abalone jewelry in alpaca metal;
The elaborate floral encrustations were well-accepted and sold around the world.
In those years nobody knew how well off we were; hundreds of families in our villages were employed and buyers came from all over to purchase the handcrafted jewelry.
The markets collapsed in 1990 and suddenly our pieces were no longer considered valuable. We did not understand and we struggled to find ways to continue working in the way we knew and to seek out new forms of production, new styles, and new customers.
We saved a centrifugal casting machine from a small foreign-owned factory where some of us worked and that casting machine became the base of our cooperative effort to create employment.
The years of the 1990s were very difficult."
Since the traditional markets of the Mexican artisan became flooded with all kinds of products including handcrafts from China India Bali, etcetera
We have lived from job to job from hope to hope always seeking to improve ourselves and to find ways to be more efficient in our production and to insure the satisfaction of our customers.
When we have visitors they always say that they are impressed by the way we organize our work and the professional way in which we go about our business; this is something that we have learned as a matter of necessity because today the customers want price, quality, service.
We know that is what it takes these days to compete in the modern marketplace.