I met Crisanto on one of my first shopping trips to Taxco. His shop was bright and beautifully arranged and I fell in love with his displays of the vintage-inspired jewelry that initially drew me to Taxco. He also had a poster of a Porsche on the back wall above his desk. I don’t speak a lot of Spanish, but I do speak Car. There was an instant connection.
It was a pretty steep climb up to Rosario’s house, followed by a couple flights of stairs up to Bladimir’s Workshop. After taking a few seconds at the top to catch our breath, under the guise of admiring the view, we stepped into the single room workshop built on top of their house.Read more
The family workshop where we met Enrique displays a much smaller scale of jewelry than the traditional Aztec designs and stone bibs displayed around him. This family has been in business as long as their neighbors. In fact, Enrique is the 3rd generation to step forward, but they have followed a different design path. One in keeping with their personal aesthetic.Read more
Salvador has a booth at the weekend silver market, called Tianguis. He works all week to make the jewelry that he brings to his booth to sell in a 5 hour rush of people from all over the world. In all the years I have known him he has offered pretty much the same styles. He’s not stuck in a rut, he has found consistent and timeless designs and has perfected them. His beautiful teardrop necklaces and the love knot rings are always our best sellers.Read more
Alon’s life certainly supports the theory that a creative mind is expanded and informed by a multi-cultural lifestyle! An Israeli by birth, Alon left home at the age of 23 and headed for Africa. He lived there for a year, then moved on through South America, (teaching English in Chile) Central America, (a month in Nicaragua) and then on north to Canada.Read more