The Top Places to Buy Beautiful Jewellery in Mexico City
Daniel Espinosa's Polanco boutique | Courtesy of Daniel Espinosa Joyería
Mexico City is a shopper’s haven, if you know where to look – from artisanal clothing to silver souvenirs and antiques – there is far more to the Mexican capital’s shopping scene than the typical tacky tourist souvenirs. If you’re on the lookout for jewellery in particular, there are a number of stores and markets you simply shouldn’t miss. Here are the top places to buy beautiful jewellery in Mexico City.
Situated on the upmarket Polanco shopping avenue, President Masaryk, TANE is as classy and elegant as its location would have you think. The jewellery on offer here is commercial rather than artisanal, so if you’re looking for something a little more one of a kind then TANE is probably not the place to head, nor would it be a budget shopper’s top choice. Having said that, and even though there are a few more branches across the capital, this is definitely one branch worthy of a visit given its proximity to other key shopping districts alone.
Moving away from the expensive end of jewellery and into the more traditional Mexican side of the ring, bracelet and necklace market, you’ll find the Mercado Artesanal de Coyoacán. Located right across from Jardín Centenario, this travellers’ favourite market is filled to the brim with stalls hawking handmade woven bracelets or delicate silver necklaces, all at very reasonable prices. Take a morning to browse thoroughly before leaping in and buying the first thing you see though.
Another great market that is ideal for picking up beautiful jewellery in Mexico City is the legendary Bazaar Sábado, which, as you may have guessed, takes place every Saturday morning in the lovely San Ángel neighbourhood. Known for hosting a range of vendors, from the lower end of the price scale all the way up to well-known designers like Carla Fernández, Bazaar Sábado should have something to suit all budgets. Plus, it’s a must-visit of the city in its own right.
Sangre de mi Sangre is a Mexican jewellery brand with a store in Roma Norte, one of the city’s best spots for boutique shopping and lazy lunching. Founded by the fantastic Mexican jewellery designer Mariana Villarreal in 2005, the brand has gone from strength to strength since. From honeycomb necklaces to jewel toned gemstone earrings, and understated triangular pendants, Sangre de mi Sangre offers some truly beautiful pieces.
Another Avenida Masaryk option, Berger Joyería also has a few other branches dotted across the city. Again, if you’re looking for handcrafted, slightly more one-of-a-kind pieces then this probably isn’t the store for you, but if you’re searching for beautiful jewellery then it definitely is! They sell everything from extravagant watches to heavily jewelled necklaces and matching earrings from big names like Bvlgari and Chopard.
The Mercado Insurgentes de Artesanías y Platería is ideal for souvenir shopping of all kinds, given that it sells everything from traditional sarapes to both ceramic and silver goods, but we also highly recommend it if you’re looking for gorgeous jewellery. Known, as the name suggests, for platería (silver products), you can be sure to pick up some cute pendants or an understated bangle at this local market.
A jewellery designer with an eponymous store in the swanky Condesa area of Mexico City, Daniel Espinosa’s pieces are both beautifully crafted and of excellent quality. Principally working in silver, which has been his preferred medium for over 20 years, Daniel Espinosa offers a range of jewellery options from necklaces to rings. He also has branches in the US, Europe, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
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Finally, we round off our guide to the best jewellery in Mexico City with another of San Ángel’s highly recommended shopping destinations – Happening. It’s here that you can find some of Maris Mariscal’s beautifully designed and unique looking jewellery, from pendants in the shape of Mexico to crown shaped rings. As well as this San Ángel store, you can also buy her products online or through outlets in Roma, Condesa and Polanco.