Taxco alone has some 200 shops selling silver, the shiny metal is omnipresent all through the country. Quality-conscious buyers look for the .925 stamp signifying that an item is authentic. Lower-priced items are made from plated or alpaca alloy silver. Apart from silver, one can also look out for traditional embroidered garments include sashes, shawls, blouses, and dresses. To decorate a home, consider shopping for brightly coloured hand-woven rugs and blankets and is a special buy in Mexico. Sold in much of Mexico but originating in coastal areas, particularly along the Caribbean, coral jewelry is a speciality in Cozumel.