about us

castilloowlbrooch5The idea behind One Good Eye Silver was born a few years ago when, while attending an auction, I came upon a lot of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. Though I didn’t recognize the specific tradition at the time – after all, I had never seen Mexican jewelry before – I was captivated by the bold, expressive designs, the exceptional craftsmanship and the individual silversmith’s mark evident in their hand-wrought uniqueness.

That night witnessed the beginnings of a passionate love affair that has me since not only avidly seeking out Mexican silver bracelets, necklaces and brooches from the country’s early 20th c. silversmithing renaissance; it has also motivated me to study the circumstances under which those pieces were created, their connection to Mexico’s long and rich history as well as to the lives and experiences of their creators.

I am mostly interested in Mexican jewelry made in the 1920s -1960s period with a focus on work from the 1920s to the mid-1950s. While offering pieces that bear the signature of well-known and highly collected maestros like Spratling, Aguilar, Los Castillo, Pineda and Margot de Taxco among others is definitely one of my primary goals, I have to admit that I also love the creativity and craftsmanship evident in the jewelry made by silversmiths whose names are less celebrated. Even though they haven’t yet attained the high status of those early maestros, their work is more often than not at least en par with that of their more famous contemporaries.



All pieces that comprise this inventory have been personally selected, thoroughly researched and are fully guaranteed to be as described. My goal is complete customer satisfaction so I welcome inquiries, and will gladly provide more information and photographs upon request.

Purchases will be shipped within 3 days of payment. I will personally pack your jewelry carefully and send it to you free of charge, fully insured and with delivery confirmation so that you can keep track of the package while it’s in transit.

I offer a three day return privilege provided that the buyer contact me with 24 hours of receipt of an item. For purchases that were paid for via checks or money orders purchase price will be refunded in full as soon as I receive the item back in the condition it was when I initially shipped it out to you. For returned purchases paid for via Paypal, however, your refund will be purchase price minus Paypal fees on the original transaction which are non-refundable. Return shipping fees using the same service I used to ship your jewelry and insurance are the buyer’s responsibility unless I have grossly mis-represented it.

One Good Eye Silver accepts personal and business checks, money orders, and all major credit cards via PayPal.