Today, Nick Fong of Ronival Real Estate is extremely excited to present his special guest Daniel Espinosa. Although Nick has never met Daniel before, he mentions that his wife Rocio is a super fan of Daniel Espinosa, the owner of Daniel’s Jewelry. Daniel is a Mexican Jeweler Designer from Taxco, which is a silver town south of Mexico City.
Having such a rich silver mining history, you will be intrigued by who discovered this silver mining town used to build wealth by the Aztecs, originally. And with so much silver coming from the ground, artists and craftsmen developed and refined their skills there. Both religious and artistic pieces were produced for Kings by these artisans. Continue reading to uncover more about Daniel Espinosa and his home town of Taxco.
The silver town of Taxco
As Daniel Espinosa explains in the PODCAST, the silver riches of Taxco were discovered by Hernan Cortez while conquering Mexico. Initially looking to mine metals for gun manufacturing, this small town provided something even better – silver and even some gold. So after telling the King of Spain about these new-found riches, his mission was altered. As such, silver and gold mines in the Taxco region provided many riches to Spain for centuries thereafter.
Before the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, the indigenous community known as “Taxco” was not located where the modern city is now. The name referred to a village about ten kilometers to the south, which is now referred to as Taxco El Viejo (Old Taxco). In pre-Hispanic times, this village was the most important in the area as it was the seat of the Aztec governor who presided over tribute collection in the surrounding seven districts.
Mining in Taxco
Mining in Taxco began in the pre-Hispanic period with natives extracting a number of stones for decorative and ritual purposes. The Spanish discovered silver lodes here in around 1532, which started commercial silver mining in the area. Mining operations in the area during the early colonial period was carried out mostly by mining haciendas such as the Hacienda del Chorrillo and the Hacienda San Juan Bautista, established by Cortés or his knights.
During the 1540’s in Taxco, many artisans started creating religious items for the King of Spain. That made Taxco very wealthy indeed, which made the town a magnet for world-renowned craftsmen and artists.
Daniel Espinosa’s experience with silver
Growing up in Taxco, Daniel Espinosa was able to learn how to work with silver at a very young age. He had a great appreciation for beautiful items used by both men and women. As such, he decided to become a jeweler when he was just 17 years old. As a natural entrepreneur, he started his business at the same time as entering school to get his formal education. He moved north to Mexico City to train for his new craft, so he could eventually become a designer.
After studying under many designers, Daniel decided he wanted to create something unique. To explain, he wanted his jewelry to be different and distinct. Therefore, he went to work designing the foundations for his original pieces that are now world famous. The most important thing he learned was how to create a brand. So after combining his unique style with his unique vision for success, he made it happen in a big way.
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