Daniel Espinosa’s Charms Are as Sweet as Candy

Fans of Daniel Espinosa know that the Mexican designer hails from Taxco, an ancient mining town that’s famous for its concentration of silver workshops operating in the tradition of legendary artisan silversmith William Spratling. While this rich heritage lay the groundwork for Espinosa’s career as a jewelry designer, he’s since spent the past 25 years evolving his aesthetic into a unique, fashion-forward collection expressed in polished gold metals; bold, oversize proportions; and a fiesta of sparkling, multicolored jewels.

Late last month, Espinosa launched Endless Love, a multifaceted line designed with Valentine’s Day in mind. The focal point of this offering is an array of beautifully handcrafted charms—dozens and dozens of them—encompassing a range of themes, color stories, and techniques (think: enameling, Bakelite that mimics the look of Italian cameo, and mother-of-pearl inlay). Specially cut crystals—Espinosa calls the gems “Espinolitas”—are used lavishly, whether in the form of tutti-frutti-faceted drops, or discs, orbs and other shapes sugar-dusted in delicate pavé.

Named Charms Moments, the capsule includes amulets of luck and protection, plus a range of motifs that allow for personalization (initials, zodiac symbols). There are also options that will appeal to nature lovers, beach travel enthusiasts, and vintage buffs. The idea is to cherry-pick a handful of these charms to affix to Espinosa’s bracelets and chain necklaces and create a statement that’s completely your own.

Care to sample the goods? Imagine the photo below is the interior of a golden ballotin filled with fancy chocolates and indulge with wild abandon. Happy Valentine’s Day!

ROW 1, from left: Gold-plated bronze “L,” $20; gold-plated bronze and Espinolita drop, $25; gold-plated bronze and blue-and-white Bakelite cameo, $85; and gold-plated bronze birdcage, $40
ROW 2, from left: Gold-plated bronze and Espinolita drop, $25; gold-plated bronze and mother-of-pearl disc, $40; gold-plated bronze horn with Espinolitas, $50; and silver-plated bronze cherry quartz drop, $25
ROW 3, from left: Gold-plated bronze and enamel Cancer symbol, $20; gold-plated bronze seashell, $35; sterling silver malachite drop, $30; and gold-plated bronze and enameled mother-of-pearl evil eye, $35

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