Larimar and Faceted Blue Topaz Necklace handcrafted in sterling silver.How did Elligators Silver Jewelry originate? While traveling in Mexico in 1993 with my husband, Mark, we discovered a beautiful colonial historic town in the mountains named Taxco. Back then the roads were very bad, and it was quite a harrowing trip on a rickety bus to Taxco; however, it was well worth the trip. There our new life adventure began.


Taxco is the home to some of the finest silversmiths in the world, who learned their skill from past generations. In the 1920‘s the silver industry in Taxco was revived by an American adventurer and world-renowned silver artisan, William Spratling. I was excited by the exceptional jewelry we found handcrafted by the Taxco master silversmiths. We decided to create a business importing and selling sterling silver jewelry -- Elligators Silver Jewelry.


Ruby pendant with faceted amethyst and drusy handmade in sterling silver


To grow our new company, Elligators Silver Jewelry, we also traveled to exotic Bali, India, Hong Kong, and Thailand in search of the silver jewelry treasures and beautiful gemstones for our clients. We discovered a demand for one-of-a-kind jewelry to sell to our boutique, gallery, and jewelry store customers, Having studied fine arts, jewelry fabrication and gemstones, I began designing for Elligators Silver Jewelry a unique art jewelry line using exquisite gemstones, fossils, pearls, shells, and vintage pieces handcrafted in sterling silver. Our handmade art jewelry designs, Chris Bales Jewelry, is now the focus of our sterling silver business. I love creating chic and fresh new designs and working with a small team of master artisans to create timeless silver jewelry that you will always treasure.





Druzy, amethyst, and purple goldstone bracelet bezel set in sterling silver.Today, our Chris Bales one-of-kind jewelry is appreciated, worn, and collected by clients from all over the USA, the Caribbean, and Europe.


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