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SOLD OUT Green Onyx Super Wide Silver Cuff

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1940's
$269.00

OUTSTANDING large Mexican sterling silver vintage bracelet. Heavy, quality sterling silver, hand made in Mexico circa 1940. Four wide panels with carved stone faces. These are a green dyed agate, or onyx, inspired by the Aztec/Mayan pre-columbian period - a popular theme in Mexican jewellery. Each face is framed in an arched and detailed sterling border with repoussé balls.

This bracelet has an excellent weight to it, clasp works very securely - it has just had the the clasp tab prong added by a jeweller as it was missing. An amazing and unusual vintage bracelet.

Item Details

Size

5.8cm Tall x 17cm Wearable Length

Weight

73 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico, 925, Silver

Materials

Green Onyx, 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. The prong from the tab clasp was missing - we have had it added by a jeweller. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage bracelet.

About this Piece

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.

Mexican Tribal Mask

The carved tribal mask was popularised in the Art Deco period in Mexican jewellery. Inspired by the pre-columbian Aztec and Mayan civilisations and carved out of various stones - onyx, calcite, amethyst, tiger's eye, sometimes cast in bronze or copper - the mask features in necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.