SOLD 1980's Fine Silver Taxco Turquoise Necklace
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1980's handmade, in Taxco, Mexico this fine 950 silver necklace is twenty three square links of stabilised turquoise, in a smooth and elegant sterling silver bezel, lovely smooth feel in your fingers and gorgeous bright colour.
42cm , each turquoise square is 1cm x 1cm
TC-17 Mexico 950
Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage necklace.
About this Piece
High in the hills of southern Mexico is a small town named Taxco, rich in silver deposits with a history of mining and silver smithing, this town has produced some of the world's finest design and workmanship in vintage jewellery. The Mexican Revolution (a long and bloody civil war) ended in the 1930's leaving people and produce able to move freely for the first time in 30 years. American architect William Spratling, enamoured with the towns skills and resources, helps to reinvigorate the silver industry by creating silver design workshops, and exporting the produce, mostly to the United States. This little town became a hive of original design and expert craftsmanship attracting artisans and artists, like few other places and produced some of the worlds finest silver work for a 50 year period.
Stabilised stone is any natural stone, like turquoise, or lapis for example, that has been infused with a resin to strengthen and (sometimes) colour it.