Ruth Cortes Rodríguez


Alfonzo Esparza Oteo #1

Col Guadalupe
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
415 154 6089 wk; 415 100 7171 WhatsApp



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Ruth Cortés Rodriguez lives in the state of Guanajuato. She is a silversmith extraordinaire working in Alpacaa trade name for nickel silver and electro-plated nickel silver and used primarily in Souca, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. Originally named for its silver-white color, Alpaca is also referred to as German Silver or New Silver.

The Alpaca alloy was developed in 1823 by a German chemist. It was very similar in its appearance to silver, but significantly cheaper. Therefore, this new alloy was first called "Argentan". It consisted of 20% nickel, 55% copper and 25% zinc. The new silver-imitating alloy soon became very popular. Later a similar alloy was proposed (5-30% nickel, 45-70% copper and 8-45% zinc with trace amounts of lead, tin and iron) which they called "Neusilber". Finally, both Argentan and Neusilber were used under the trade name of Alpaca (or Alpakka).


The great advantage of the use of Alpaca alloy as the base metal for silver plating is that the appearance of the objects does not change significantly with the wearing away of the silver layer.

The alpaca Ruth works with is composed of 10% silver, with varying percentages of copper, zinc or nickel. Alpaca does not lose it brightness over time, does not get rusty, and doesn't peel off. On the contrary, it becomes brighter with daily sunlight, cleaning, and use! The result is a bright, resistant and beautiful alloy.

Although Ruth's work is the more modern side of Mexican folk art, many of her handmade designs have roots in Mexico's indigenous history. Her designs are unique and all handcrafted. Many of her pieces have tiny handmade milagros (charms) hanging from them and she also crafts beautiful jewelry boxes, napkin rings, purses, picture frames, earrings, plates, crosses and much more


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The Feria Maestros del Arte is a "heart show", not just another "art show". The Feria is a non-profit organization, both in Mexico and the U.S. that holds an exhibition of Mexican folk art yearly in November in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

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