|Taxco sterling silver jewelry: Taxco (in the state of Guerrero, Mexico) is set in hilly terrain, 6,000 feet above sea level. Taxco is the silver industry's biggest silver producer in the world, therefore earning the name “Silver Capital of the World”.
Silver has always garnered an important role in Taxco's history, as far back as the early 1500's. The silver mines have in operation since the time of Cortes, four centuries ago.
The Mexican government has declared Taxco a national monument and has made great efforts to preserve the colonial atmosphere of the city including a national holiday. In 1953 to honor the silver artisans, Mexico's President declared the last Saturday in November National Silver Day.