40's Carved Abalone + Hand Link Necklace
Hand crafted in Mexico, circa 1940, this vintage necklace is carved abalone in an ornate sterling silver setting. The abalone itself is shades of grey, oyster and pink and looks almost metal, like the silver itself. The centre pendant is relatively small (3cm x 4cm) in a smooth bezel with ornate swirl and repousse ball headdress, flanked by six large ellipses of silver and abalone. The chain itself is eight large, decorated links with a simple j clasp - amazing and unusual.