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Treat Your Valentine to Jewelry from the OTFM-TC

February 4, 2016

Meet Old Town Farmers Market 'vendor duo' Cristel Reimink and Heriberto Saucedo of Heriko Jewelry. These two artisans have a special knack for wowing customers with distinctive, must-have jewelry pieces.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Treat your Valentine to "make it, bake it, grow it" specialties from Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction, the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural!

We have everything from heart-healthy produce, artisan foods and organic coffee to handcrafted decor, freshly cut tropical flowers and all-natural body products. We even have chiropractic sessions, live music, yoga classes and an International Food Court to make the perfect outing for you and your special someone!

While here, be sure to meet Heriberto Saucedo Perez and his partner, Christel Reimink, of Heriko Jewelry. These two artisans have a special knack for wowing customers with distinctive, must-have jewelry pieces.

Get to Know Heriko Jewelry

Heriko Jewelry brings out the beauty of natural and organic materials, such as silver, gold, wood and leather, and the sophistication of fossils, fire opals, pearls and a wide variety of semi-precious stones.

"We strongly believe that handmade jewelry should feel great when you wear it," says Saucedo. He encourages shoppers to respect the beauty and uniqueness of every stone. He also invites shoppers to try on the jewelry, and to trust the intuitive energy of the stones, many of which are Mexican.

"Original," "A very unique style," "Drawn to it" and "Mystical"... all of these can be heard as shoppers try on and show off their favorite Heriko Jewelry pieces.

Heriko Jewelry is known for its original silver and leather designs, as well as for its customized friendship and wedding bands. Heriko Jewelry also specializes in creative redesigns, transforming old silver and gold into breathtaking pieces.

Meet the Artisans

Guadalajara-native Saucedo started his artisan journey twenty years ago. Two artisans showed him, a mere seventeen year old, how to make leather sandals. That very day, Saucedo made (and sold) his first pair. He was hooked and immediately invested in a set of tools to continue his sandal-making adventure. Saucedo then began making bracelets, bags, tie-dye shirts and, eventually, jewelry made from natural materials. Saucedo received training from experienced artists and craftsmen, taking specialized courses, such as the complicated lost wax technique course at the UNAM's Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas in Mexico's silver-center, Taxco. Today, Saucedo is a master jeweler, making people happy with exquisite pieces to enjoy for a lifetime.

Heriko Jewelry has been a part of the OTFM-TC since its first season. "Over the years, many of our visitors have become returning customers and dear friends," says Saucedo. "We've become a part of each others' history."

Stop by this Saturday and pick out the perfect Valentine's Day gift from Heriko Jewelry's complete line. "On the spot" repairs and delivery options are available. If your jewelry needs to be adjusted, it can be fixed and delivered to your hotel or condo at no additional charge. For more information, contact them at (322)160-2747, herikojoyeria(at), or on Facebook.

Love Yoga?

While at the market, join us for yoga classes (9:30-10:30 am) taught by instructors from Yoga Collective. We meet in the kiosk every Saturday morning through April 30th. Participation is by donation.

Meet the Market

The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.

You're Invited!

The OTFM-TC will be open 9:30-2 every Saturday, from November 7, 2015, to April 30, 2016. You'll find us in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, located in Vallarta's Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. For only 12 pesos an hour, you can park in the garage directly beneath park. Public buses and taxis also come this way with a Pino Suarez Street drop off.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.

For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit, and "like" us on Facebook.

Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.