Very Vintage Mexican Los Ballesteros Silver Bypass Ring.
Very Vintage Mexican Los Ballesteros Silver Bypass Ring. Missing some abalone. Marked Los Ballesteros. Adjustable.
This business was established in 1937 by Jalil Majul Ballesteros in Iguala, Mexico. He had been apprenticed in the art of silversmithing by his grandfather and godfather, and early on, he made jewelry with a filigree look. In 1941 he moved his workshop to Taxco and adopted styles that were more in line with the tourist pieces produced there.
During the 1950s, piecework was farmed out to smaller family workshops in the Taxco area, and the pieces were marked Talleres de los Ballesteros. These pieces were sold in shops throughout the country, including Mexico City and Acapulco. The company also began exporting jewelry in 1952.
A modernized corporate version of Los Ballesteros continues to sell its products, both jewelry, and decorative giftware, through stores in Mexico as well as through other vendors worldwide. The company’s commitment to quality in honor of their heritage is strong, and they are still using the traditional Talleres de los Ballesteros stylized B logo in their branding.