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SOLD Mexican Azurite Fine Silver Dangle Earrings

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1980's
$98.00

Amazing Taxco Dangle Earrings

Fantastic large teardrop Mexican sterling silver vintage earrings. Little malachite bead stud with smooth set stone dangle. The stone appears to be a lab made azurite, set in fine 950 silver. Made in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1980s they are a great quality and design hand crafted earring, unusual and a great mid size vintage earring.

Item Details

Size

3.5cm x 1.1cm

Weight

8 Grams (pair)

Hallmark

925 Mexico TS-101

Materials

Azurite, Malachite, 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.

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.

Stabilised Stone

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.