Vintage Mexican Silver Jewelry

When you think of Southwestern jewelry, you probably think of Native American jewelry from the Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni. But did you know that Hispanic silversmiths (called plateros in Spanish) actually taught the Navajo and then Pueblo cultures how to work silver 150 years ago? Vintage Mexican jewelry has a distinctive look to it - reflective of the Hispanic and Native Mexican cultures from where the designs originate. Vintage Mexican jewelry also features stones you won’t see in other kinds of Southwestern jewelry such as amethyst, chrysocolla, and onyx as well as unusual materials such as Bakelite and obsidian volcanic glass.

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