Welcome to the Corazon Latino Silver Jewellery Blog. In this new addition to the site, I plan to bring you news and information about the company, and useful information about Silver Jewellery in general. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions, leave comments and tell me what you think about the site, the jewellery, the customer service and anything else you want to share…
First off, I though I would tell you the story behind Corazon Latino and how it all started.
I got divorced in 2003, and rather than sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I decided to completely change my life. So I took an International Sales & Marketing job & started using my holidays to study at immersion language schools in various countries around the world.
I ended up in Mexico studying Spanish, and while I was there I met a young jewellery designer. I was incredibly impressed by the quality of his work & the originality of his pieces. He took me down to Taxco, where some of the best silver jewellery in the world is made for some of the biggest names in jewellery. Taxco is a beautiful little colonial town, with little white washed houses climbing up the hill & a lovely shady central square with this incredible sparkling church in the centre. Full of flowers, sunshine, and amazing people, I can’t think of anywhere better to make our jewellery.
The artisans of Taxco are some of the most skilled silversmiths in the world, producing stunning hand-made pieces in a vast range of designs. Realizing that they could make pieces to order, I asked the designer if his artisans could copy a lovely antique gold bracelet I had (a christening present from my grandmother) with a matching necklace. And that was where Corazon was born…
I didn’t speak great Spanish then & when I asked, I thought I was asking if it was possible. He thought I was asking him to do it. A week later, he reappeared with 10 matching bracelets & necklaces. They were beautiful. Exactly what I had in mind, but what was I going to do with 10? Obviously it was my fault, with my terrible Spanish, so I bought them & started thinking about what to do next.
The longer I thought about it, the more I realised that this jewellery was special. It was handmade. Ever piece was slight different. It was exclusive & the artisans were some of the best in the world… Why not bring this fantastic jewellery to the women of the UK? At a price they could afford to spoil themselves…
We started with 25 designs including the original “accidental” bracelet and necklace. People liked the range, and we found some fantastic customers who came back time and again and even helped us with feedback on new designs. I started to come up with designs myself, and my wonderful Mexican team turned those ideas into reality. Now we have over 50 pieces, and I am working on the 2008 range as we speak.
I hope you like our silver jewellery, and that if you buy something you get as much pleasure from wearing it as we do from bringing it to you.