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SOLD OUT 1950's Chunky Mexican Carved Stone Bracelet

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1950's
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OUTSTANDING large Mexican sterling silver vintage bracelet. Heavy, quality sterling silver, hand made in Mexico c.1950's - 1960's. Four wide panels with carved stone faces. These are a green dyed agate, calcite or occasionally onyx, inspired by the Aztec/Mayan pre-columbian period - a popular theme in Mexican jewellery.
Each face is framed in a sterling border with repoussé balls - made in Mexico City, it bears the Eagle 15 Mark, RA and Sterling.

This bracelet has an excellent weight to it, clasp works securely and has an attached safety chain. An amazing and unusual vintage bracelet.

Item Details

Size

Wearable length 17.5cm, Panels are 5.2cm x 3.5cm

Weight

66 Grams

Hallmark

Sterling Eagle 15 R.A Mexico D.F 925

Materials

Green Onyx, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, two very minor dings to repoussé, minor wear to the bottom of two masks, visible under magnification only - you can feel it with a finger, will come with some patina. Safety clasp is not the original.

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.

Green Onyx

A popular green stone, often carved and used in vintage Mexican jewellery, sometimes referred to as 'Mexican Jade' or 'Green Onyx'. A few different stones were popular with Mexican artisans, sometimes a dyed calcite, agate, chrysoprase or onyx.