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SOLD Incredible Antique Big Jade Mexican Bracelet

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1920's
$439.00

STUNNING Antique jade bracelet. Purchased from the original owner this bracelet was originally procured in Culiacan, Mexico in 1914. Set in a sterling silver frame with no back to allow light through the stone, the centrepiece is a wide, curved rectangle of jade with an Aztec face carving. It was restrung twenty five years ago on jewellery wire to maintain its integrity and a safety chain was added at the same time. Eighteen beads are strung on each side and it closes with a tab clasp. This a large and striking bracelet, good weight to it and a highly unusual piece - the jade is banded and slightly translucent with inclusions - lovely!

Item Details

Size

17.5cm x 3cm, sits about 1cm high. Main stone is 6cm x 3cm

Weight

70 Grams

Hallmark

- Tests positive sterling

Materials

Jade, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition, particularly for its age. 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 - spectacular vintage 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.