Los Castillo is the first family of Taxco. Until his recent passing, Don Antonio continued his innovations in Silver Art with new works in amber, carved stones and his dynamic settings of pre-Columbian ancient artifacts, of which he was a world renowned expert and collector. Don Antonio passed away on May 25, Taxco Lost a Legend. Under family members, the Los Castillo Taller continues to operate with it's exploration and innovations in Silver and other Materials in wonderful new designs.
You will be hooked anyway once you set foot in the picturesque little Mexican town, located just over miles southwest of Mexico City. It happened to me, too. No one is immune. The city has stayed loyal to its silver mining past, and today it is a heaven for silver lovers.
Telling their stories adds as much value to each piece of jewelry as the silver itself. Pre-Columbian records tells us that the rich veins of gold and silver running through Mexico were mined by the natives and used to pay tribute to their Aztecs Rulers. The conquering soldiers built the earliest homes and churches as well as the aqueducts that supplied the water needed to extract silver from ore, and shipped tons of their treasures back to the Crown 1.
Taxco is a small town in the southern Mexican state Guerrero. It once was a silver mining city and, although the mine is now almost depleted, it remains the main center for silver jewelry production in Mexico. Taxco is a town in the State of Guerrero in Mexico, that is famous for its silver jewelry production. The America n silversmith William Spratling, set up shop in Taxco in , and many other silversmiths followed.