Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Jewelry

3 Faces Of Taxco Sterling Silver

Vintage Cecilia of Taxco Carved Obsidian Brooch $140.00

Old Mexico Silver “Taxco” Face Pin

Vintage Taxco Brooch with Carved Tigers Eye Head $175.00

Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Jewelry, is Visually Stunning, Unique in Form and Function, and Exciting to Shop for…

Valetta and I once went to Mexico to Buy Vintage Taxco Jewelry

After 2 weeks of diligent searching, of criss-crossing most of Guadalajara, of trudging up and down the cobble stone streets of San Miguel, we determined that when it comes to Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Jewelry, there is just not much of it left in Mexico. At least not in the cities we looked in.

I have found more Taxco Jewelry at your average Mid-City flea market in one afternoon of shopping than I ever found in Mexico in two weeks of shopping.

Flea Markets, Antique Stores and Estate Sales Are The Best Place To Look

Gerardo Lopez Taxco Exotic Bird Pin – Brooch $175.00

I won’t bore you with the re-telling of the history of Taxco Silver…many better informed than I have already done so. Let’s just say that the Taxco Region of Mexico was at one time the biggest producer of silver in the world, we’re talking about an almost endless supply of it; a river of molten silver, cascading down through its mountains to the sea ports of many a hungry for silver nation. In other words most of the silver mined in Taxco, made it’s way as raw material, to other places in the world.

And if it weren’t for guys like William Spratling than it’s pretty darn certain that almost none of it would have been used to create jewelry.

Taxco Jewelry Designs Reflect Aztec and Mayan Culture Iconography’s

Hand Made Taxco Sterling Bracelet $175.00

That Taxco Silver Jewelry is so beautiful, and how it became a unique style, is owed to the use of Aztec and Mayan images lifted directly from the surfaces of temples, pottery shards, and gold artifacts. In the 1940’s when this style of jewelry was making its way into Western markets, it stood in stark contrast to the jewelry of its day.

Imagine if you will a piece of William Spratling displayed alongside any number of jewelry pieces made by designers like Coro, Trifari, or even Tiffany. His work had to have stood out, to have so dazzeled differently, that the average buyer of the time must of had to say to themselves, “Now here is something unique and wonderful.

To make elegant a wrist, add a Vintage Taxco Sterling Bracelet…

Mexican Silver 3 Panel Bracelet $275.00

F Pichardo Taxco Sterling Clasp Bracelet $150.00

Taxco Bracelet by MAA With Smokey Quartz $275.00

By far, the most collectible category of Taxco Sterling Silver jewelry is the bracelet, whether a cuff, clasp, or a bracelet with dangles or one made from links of chain, they’re easy to accessorize with today’s fashions. And I would like to add that they are still as unique today, as when they first came on the fashion scene 60 years ago.

R You Ready For Vintage Taxco Silver…?

Vintage Taxco Letter R by Plafina $75.00

Of course you are: My advice, if you don’t see what you are looking for here – Our Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Jewelry Shopping Page, is to go to as many small antique stores, and out of the way regional auction houses as you can, also don’t forget to look for them at estate sales…they’re out there, and I am certain you will find what you’re looking for…

Good Luck!

Martin Codina

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One thought on “Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Jewelry

  1. Collecting silver is so complicated to me. Between the marks and the styles within styles and the marks – and the different kinds. I never quite seem to grasp it and when I do I learn I was mistaken


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