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SOLD Delicate Mexican Multi Stone Candy Fringe Necklace

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1980's
$328.00

AMAZING Mexican multi-stone necklace. Higher than sterling, 950 silver with amazing mixed stones in fantastic colours; blue and green turquoise, malachite, jasper, pink quartz, spiny oyster. This is a fine and delicate necklace, elegant yet a statement piece in bib style. Handmade circa 1980s in Taxco, Mexico, it has an unusual safely clasp that locks in very securely. Sits on fixed curve around the neck, very lovely on - will fit up to a 37cm neck nicely, anything extra and I think it would be a little tight. Super modern design, brilliant bright colours.

Item Details

Size

Bit tricky to measure as it sit on a fixed curve but approximate wearable length is 42.5cm/ Side Link are 1.3 x 0.4cm / Bib is 6cm x 2.5 Deep at Longest Point / Fits up to 38cm Neck Comfortably

Weight

27 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico 950 TN-57

Materials

Jasper, Quartz, Spiny Oyster, Sterling Silver, Turquoise

Condition Report

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 piece.

About this Piece

Taxco

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.

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.