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Authentic Mexican Bracelets

By Edited Mar 20, 2014 0 0

Mexican bracelets are a wonderful way to add some style and fun to your look.

Each year, millions of people visit Mexico to travel, explore, and enjoy their beautiful sunshine, white sandy beaches, and unique culture. A large part of Mexico’s culture surrounds it’s beautifully crafted jewellery.

Mexican bracelets are a common souvenir for those travelling to Mexico because they are beautiful and they make the perfect gift or addition to your wardrobe. The uniqueness of each Mexican bracelet is making Mexican bracelets an increasingly popular trend within today‘s society.

Each bracelet is hand crafted, in Mexico, by skilled tradesmen who have learned and inherited craftsmanship from previous generations. This ensures that each bracelet is perfectly crafted and unique.

Let’s take a brief look at the history of Mexican jewelry and bracelets. Mexican craftsmanship begin in the time of the Aztecs. During these times, many craftsmen dedicated their lives to art and jewelery.

The jewelery created by these craftsmen was sold in marketplaces and usually surrounded religious and symbolic themes. During the time of the Aztecs, jewelry was to be worn only by the upper classes and represented status.

Over time, the jewellery created in Mexico became an accessory for all classes, and a popular way for tradesmen to make money by selling their work to tourists. What types of materials are commonly used to make Mexican bracelets?

Bracelets created throughout Mexico come in a variety of different materials. Some of the most common materials are silver and gold. It is also common to find Mexican jewellery that is made of leather and beads.

Other, less popular materials include clay, feathers, wood, shells, jade, opal, and quartz. How do you know whether or not a Mexican bracelet is authentic? If you are looking for authentic Mexican bracelets, or Mexican jewellery of any type, you will want to make sure that it is hand made.

Many Mexican pieces will have marks on the inside of the piece that will help to date it and determine whether or not it is authentic. The bracelets that are most commonly found within the tourist district of Mexico are beaded bracelets.

Beaded bracelets are usually created by the Mexicans to model the style of one of Mexico’s indigenous groups, the Huichol. Beads are usually made of glass, but can also be made of wood and plastic.

If you are travelling to Mexico and would like to purchase a bracelet made by the Huichol, be sure to purchase ‘Huichol bracelets’. There are many knockoff versions of these bracelets being sold in Mexico, called ‘Huichol style bracelets’ that can be made by anyone.

Where can you purchase Mexican bracelets? A common place to purchase authentic Mexican bracelets is online. There are many sites that will offer good deals on authentic Mexican jewelery.

Of course, if you do not want to search online, you can always go directly to the source to enjoy the jewellery along with the beautiful weather, scenery, and beaches!



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