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Margot de Taxco Black & White Enamel Bracelet
Materials: sterling silver and enamel
Size: approximately 6-1/2” inner circumference. The bracelet is 1-1/2” at its widest point.
Margot van Voorhies Carr (? – 1985), known as “Margot de Taxco”, was a pioneering
woman jewelry designer who introduced the use of enamel into Mexican jewelry. After
moving to Mexico in 1937 Margot married Antonio Castillo and became the principal
designer for “Los Castillo”, her husband’s family’s business. After divorcing Antonio
Castillo Margot opened “Margot de Taxco” in 1948 and remained in business until the
Margot designed everything that her company produced and had a book of instructions and drawings for each piece of jewelry detailing their construction and finishing. Though her taller (workshop) also produced beautiful repousse silver, she is best known for her champleve enamel work, which can be seen in this marvelous bracelet. Margot’s original sketch for the design of this bracelet can be found in Margot Van Voorhies, The Art of Mexican Enamelwork by Penny Morrill.
Margot’s design and marketing philosophy were spelled out on her business card which
read: “As the stars are to the Night, so are the Jewels to the Woman”