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SOLD Huge Mexican Fire Opal Box Pendant

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1970's
$149.00

Amazing BIG Mexican box pendant on a chunky chain. Handcrafted sterling silver box with pink glass foil fire opals, silver is hand-wrought and decorated, the box opens for storage! The chain is a long and chunky cable chain with a sterling silver clasp. It is unmarked but the box is Mexican made, sterling silver and I believe the chain is silver-plate (not sterling), the clasp is sterling silver. Circa 1970's, the sterling clasp is recently added as the original was not sturdy, fantastic BIG statement pendant.

Item Details

Size

Chain length 82.5cm (total). Box is 3.3cm x 3.3cm

Weight

89 Grams

Hallmark

Clasp marked 925, Box tests sterling and I think Chain is Silver Plate not sterling

Materials

Glass Beads, Silver Plate, Sterling Silver

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. Clasp has been replaced as original was not sturdy.

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.