How do you read Taxco marks?
Pieces from the Taxco region are often stamped “TAXCO” or sometimes simply with the letter “T” at the beginning of the signature. The second letter of the signature represents the initial of the last name of the artisan, and the number following is the sequential number assigned to that artisan.
How do I know if my jewelry is Taxco?
To summarize, some authentic Taxco silver jewelry will have a hallmark with letters and numbers, and some authentic vintage pieces have the eagle hallmark.
Is Taxco silver sterling silver?
The most common percentage of silver in a piece of jewelry is 92.5% which is the minimum requirement for silver to be called “sterling silver.” This percentage is typically written as . 925 or 925 (hence our company’s name, Taxco.
Is Taxco Mexico real silver?
Today, silver is no longer mined in Taxco itself — the mines are empty! Silver is mined in a town several hours away, and brought to Taxco. The silver jewelry we sell is made by local Taxco artisans.
How can you tell if Mexican silver is real?
- Look for markingsor stamps on the silver. Silver will often be stampedwith 925, 900, or 800.
- Test it with a magnet. Silver, like most preciousmetals, is nonmagnetic.
- Sniff it. Unlike many othermetals, silver is odorless.
- Polish it with a soft white cloth.
- Put a piece of ice on it.
What is Taxco known for?
Taxco is primarily known for its fine silver handwork and other crafts, being recognized as the outstanding centre for silverwork in the Western Hemisphere; the ancient craft was revived there in the 1930s by a U.S. resident, William Spratling.
What is the difference between sterling silver and Mexican silver?
“Sterling silver” refers to silver that is at least 92.5% pure silver. Most of the items we sell at Mexican Silver Store are made with sterling silver. Generally, you’ll see an item marketed at sterling silver, 925 silver, or see . 925 labeled on the piece itself.