Crystal Victoria: A New Jeweler for Galería Izamal
By Henry Vermillion
Good jewelry is art in miniature. Crystal Victoria, Galería Izamal’s new jeweler, discovered her passion for this ancient but ever new art when she was 17 and has been devoted to it ever since. A cocktail reception for her will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 6 to 8pm.
Sat, Dec 10, 6-8pm
A longtime sanmiguelense, Crystal has honed her skills and expanded her jewelry vision with the San Miguel master teacher Billy King. She has broadened her personal and artistic horizons through travels in Egypt and Israel as well as many parts of Mexico, including the magical town of Pozotlan, Morelos. She works in silver and other metals. Her style is based on organic and natural forms, using natural stones. “I think that natural stones and natural designs best compliment the human body,” she says. As an additional service, she cleans and renews favorite pieces of jewelry for her clients.
Galeria Izamal has just celebrated its 24th anniversary in San Miguel. A cooperative, it features the work of two jewelers and seven painters in its downtown location at Mesones 80, next door to the Ángela Peralta Theater. The second jeweler is longtime member Maria Bracho. The painters are John Alderton, Juan Ezcurdia, Leslie Jakobovits, Roberto López Fuentevilla, Bill Morrow, Henry Vermillion, and Britt Zaist.
As an attraction for the coming Christmas season, many of the artists will tag selected pieces with a 15 percent discount.