Date: 10/28/2014 4:09 AM UTC
Traditional mexican taxco silverjewelry has always been loved and adorned by women from all over the world.
However, did you know that the history of these ornaments dates back to more
than 300 years?
Well, to give you a closer look at the history, and how
this art evolved to give birth to some of the most artistic and creative
ornaments for women, I have come up with some useful information on the topic.
Golden Era till 1948- this was the time between early 20th
century to 1948. All the big names like Margot
de Taxco, William Spratling, Los Castillo, Hector Aguilar, Matilde Poula and Fred
Davis were given by this era. These years are also referred to as the time for
the revival of the art of silversmithing and working with silver. The re-introduction
of pre-Colombian motifs and techniques was done during these years, to bring
back the legacy that had been lost during the country's colonial period.
1. From 1948 to 1980 - this was the period when the government had taken the mission
to to control the quality and taxing of silver production in the country, and
thereby introduced a national system of hallmarking and control as well."Eagle
Assay mark" was established by conscious efforts from the government in
association with the National Syndicate
of Silversmiths The marks used in this hallmark system reflected that the piece
of silver had at-least a purity of 925/1000, or in other words matched sterling
quality. Besides this development, silversmiths had developed generic hallmarks
to denote maker, place of production, design number, silver content as well.
2. The post 1980 Era - this
was the time when exponential growth in the demand of Mexican
silver bracelets and other adornments was observed. To avoid fraudulent
silversmithing, the Mexican Government had started to use a different way of marking silver during this time.
This was imperative to preserve the heritage and traditional art of
silversmithing in the country. The hallmarking system employed by the
government included imprinting the first letter of this person's last name and
the number that follows just shows that this was.
This explains it all about
the history and evolution of Taxco Sterling Silver Jewelry that has become one
of the most appreciated and loved ornamental arts equally by men and women.