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Sterling Silver and Obsidian Earrings and Necklace Set

$130.00

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Sterling Silver and Obsidian Earrings and Necklace Set

 This Sterling Silver and Obsidian set will add character to any outfit. Hand made in Mexico.

Black obsidian is often associated with mystery and has a very strong ability to absorb. For this reason it is used often in feng shui, spiritual connection and protection. It is also known as a spiritual cleanser because of its ability to absorb psychic smog and help to see things more clearly.The intense grounding energy is good for bringing you back down to earth and to your center so that you can regroup and reassess what needs to be done. Its strong magnetic power means that it also holds lots of health benefits. It is said to draw out infection and help with digestive issues.

Sterling Silver from Taxco.
Much of the sterling jewelry that is produced today in Taxco, Mexico is being produced because of the dream of several influential artists who lived and worked during the early part of the 20th century, one of whom was William Spratling, sometimes referred to as the father of Mexican Silver.  An American, Spratling graduated from college with a degree in architecture in 1921.  He was interested in the arts in general and from his teaching position at Tulane University, began giving summer course lectures in Mexico City. He integrated himself into a thriving cultural scene in the exciting post-Revolutionary world in Mexico.  By 1931 he had decided to attempt to re-establish a silver producing community in Taxco, Guerrero, a small town in the Sierra Madre mountains.  While Taxco had silver mines, there was no longer the native silverworking industry.  He founded a workshop and with the help of Mexican craftsmen, began producing his own pieces that were influenced by pre-Columbian design as well as other native cultural and Western motifs.  Spratling’s desire to establish a studio and educate locals in the art of metalwork has had a lasting influence.  The pieces produced today in Taxco can be seen as a testament to his vision.  His idea has enabled many people in and around Taxco make a living in the world of jewelry design and production with a focus on excellent design and execution in fine quality silver.

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