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SOLD 1950's FarFan Sterling Silver Amethyst Bracelet

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1950's
$319.00

The most SPECTACULAR hand made, sterling silver, Mexican, 1950's vintage cuff. Three, incredible, wide links with a cut away silver curved motif and repoussé balls at each end with a stunning huge carved amethyst face in the centre of each. The amethyst is natural and contains inclusions, as is popular with Mexican jewellery.

This is a heavy, sterling bracelet - expertly made by the Platería FarFan, whose doors were open in Mexico city between 1956 and 1998. This piece dates circa 1950's.

Item Details

Size

Wearable length 19.5cm, Panels are 7cm x 4.7cm

Weight

76 Grams

Hallmark

FarFan Hecho en Mexico D.F 925

Materials

Amethyst, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Will come with some patina, level of polish is a matter of taste. Clasp closes with a secure click. STUNNING condition and stunning piece.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple, lilac or violet variety of quartz, formed in geodes (a small gas cavity in rock lined in crystals), the presence of Iron during formation determines the depth of it's colour. Amethyst is popular in Mexican vintage jewellery and it is always used with variations and inclusions in the stone.