Taxco, Mexico has long been revered for its legacy of fine silversmiths. The antique silver pieces from this community are identifiably bold and expressive, whimsical and organic, and highly collectable.
Our Piece of the Week is a striking Taxco silver necklace, bracelet, and earring set accented by vibrant blue glass.
Whether you wear the set in its entirely, or the choose to wear the pieces by themselves, we can tell you from experience that you will adore this jewelry.
This Taxco necklace is beautiful on its own, and it also works well as a stylish layering piece.
Due to the influence of Frederick W. Davis’s artist community and William Spratling’s artist colony, some of the most incredible silver jewelry came out of Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s.
Silver production in Mexico flourished during World War II and Taxco became similar to Paris of the 1920s – famous actors, writers, and politicians were drawn to the area to experience its je ne sais quoi.
With artists like Hector Aguilar, The Castillo Brothers, Margot de Taxco, and Antonio Pineda, the Mexican silver jewelry community created necklaces, earrings, brooches, and bracelets that were truly wearable art.
Below is a photo of Antonio Pineda with a model wearing his body art.
We hope you love these beautiful Mexican silver pieces as much as we do.
Visit Isadoras in-store or online to see more distinctive Mexican silver jewelry from our antique heirloom collection.
If you have any questions, you can reach our knowledgeable staff at 206.441.7711, or e-mail Isadoras Antique Jewelry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This entry was posted in Jewelry History, Piece of the Week and tagged William Spratling, body art, wearable art, Mexico, heirloom collection, Piece of the Week, Antonio Pineda, Taxco, antique silver, vintage jewelry, Silver, Isadoras Antique Jewelry on April 3, 2016 by Jill Schoenleber.
All of us who work at Isadoras, absolutely adore every single piece of jewelry in our store. When we have been asked to pick a favorite piece, we find it impossible to decide because there are so many amazing pieces to choose from. And we are drawn to each piece for different reasons.
The day the Stunning Retro Ring came into the store, we were all blown away by its character and presence. And we still gravitate toward it – stunned by its beauty.
This handmade Retro-Era ring is spectacular. The focal diamond weighs .62 carats, and the accent stones add almost 1.5 carats of glittering gorgeousness.
While the effervescent diamonds take center stage, the 18KT gold setting adds a dash of the bold and dramatic, with a retro vibe. It is the perfect partner to host diamonds of such brilliance and magnitude.
We want to wear this ring everywhere we can - every. single. day.
Stop by Isadorsas and immerse yourself in our amazing antique heirloom jewelry collection. And visit us online.
This entry was posted in Piece of the Week and tagged stunning retro diamond ring, heirloom collection, Piece of the Week, Isadoras Antique Jewelry, Diamonds, Rings on March 16, 2016 by Jill Schoenleber.
Tourmaline is a surprising and exciting gem – available in a wealth of colors from pale pink to ruby red, brilliant emerald green, luminous yellow – even black and neon blue (the rarest form).
In fact, no other gem can be found in such an amazing array of hues, intensity, and tone, which makes tourmaline quite unique.
Due to their crystal structure, all tourmaline gems are pleochroic, which means the stones can be seen as two or more similar colors when viewed from different angles.
The degree of pleochroism differs in each tourmaline stone, and jewelers of the past were extremely careful to consider this when assessing how to cut the gems. It was imperative to make sure that stone’s cut resulted in the most stunning version of the jewel as possible – producing the loveliest color for each particular gem.
The antique rings in our heirloom collection at Isadoras, showcase tourmaline gems at their finest - in radiant, rich colors cradled within gorgeous settings from several different eras.
The versatility of these fascinating tourmaline rings makes them a spectacular choice for a gorgeous candy-colored engagement ring, a delightful right-hand ring, or a fun everyday ring.
Stop by Isadoras and visit us in-store or online, to experience the colorful inspiration of our unique vintage tourmaline rings.
Cabochon-Cut Tourmaline Ring - This amazing fine estate cocktail ring would be an equally stunning engagement ring!
Tiffany & Co. Green Tourmaline 14KT Ring - This striking ring features a 3.25 carat emerald green tourmaline.
Pink Tourmaline Platinum Filigree Ring - The 5.85 carat tourmaline glimmers with amazing shine; 10 bead-set diamonds add even more sparkle.
Antique Green Tourmaline Ring - The star of this beautiful Victorian ring is the lovely deep green tourmaline.
1950s Pink Tourmaline Cocktail Ring - Striking and vibrant, the 5.94 carat pink tourmaline makes this ring a beautiful statement piece.
Midcentury Pink Tourmaline Ring - An incredible 12.02 carat pink tourmaline is set in platinum, accented by two baguette diamonds.
This entry was posted in Gemstones, Piece of the Week and tagged heirloom collection, Piece of the Week, Right Hand Rings, Tourmaline, candy-colored engagement rings, antique ring, Isadoras, Cocktail Rings, jewelry, Victorian on February 6, 2016 by Jill Schoenleber.
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