Enrique Ledesma –Taxco’s Vintage Jewelry Designer who Mastered Stone and Silver Settings
Posted: Feb 19 2016
February 2016, Bristol Indiana - Enrique studied at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City - the same art school as Diego Rivera, Matilde Poulat, and Ricardo Salas. As a boy, he served his silversmith’s apprenticeship in his father’s workshop.
Ledesma is most known for "choosing stones for their beauty and creating compositions in which stone and silver were used to express form, color, pattern and line." (Mexican Silver, Morrill & Berk). After his education in art he relocated to Taxco and worked for Spratling, Aguilar and Los Castillo.
He opened his own workshop in 1950 and his jewelry is well-regarded for design quality and the seamless blending of stone - usually obsidian - with silver. Ledesma died in 1979.
By Kathy Geiger, Owner of Sterling Silver from Taxco. Since 2005, Sterling Silver from Taxco has been selling Unique, Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry to both men and women through international wholesale and retail channels. For more information please visit www.sterlingsilverfromtaxco.com.