Heirlooms Jewelry:    The Mews    36 Main Street    Next to the Red Lion Inn Courtyard    Stockbridge, MA    01262

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Mata Ortiz To You

Shard Jewelry


Featuring spectacular pieces created through a collaboration of traditional Paquime inspired potters and a master silversmith, Mata Ortiz To You is the most interesting Mexican jewelry we have seen in a very long time. Taxco artist Agustin Torres Beltran is a Nahuatl Indian working in .950 silver (purer than sterling) in the finest traditions of Mexican silver jewelry. Taking broken shards or cracked pots from the ceramic center of Mata Ortiz, Agustin ingeniously creates one of a kind settings that are affordable and beautiful. Earth colors abound but are often set with turquoise and other stones in unique pieces.

Our tradition at Heirlooms is one of seeking out pieces that are connected to the past, and Mata Ortiz To You certainly fits that description. Paquime pottery is a centuries-old folk art of the highest quality. Using no wheels, natural colors, and ancient techniques, modern potters are creating gorgeous pots in Mata Ortiz that sometimes break or crack in the drying process. These techniques are the same as used hundreds of years ago, utilizing a unique system of fire, dung, and handmade buckets! They are then shipped to Agustin in Taxco who lovingly and carefully fashions his beautiful silver pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, and cufflinks. Every single piece is different. Look below for the icons and scroll through for some beautiful photos of our current stock. Enjoy!


                                           Site last updated: October 2019