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SOLD Taxco Tigers Eye Inlay Bracelet

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$179.00

Lovely, high quality, handmade tigers eye vintage bracelet. Crafted in Taxco, Mexico circa 1980 this is a nice quality, sterling silver inlay bracelet, great modern design, richly coloured tigers eye stone. Feature link is an articulated double link of turquoise with sterling silver channel inlay stripe, eight side links of smooth bezel set tigers eye, tab closes with a crisp click. Wonderful modern design, elegant and finely crafted - fantastic vintage bracelet (there is a matching necklace available if you are interested).

Item Details

Size

19cm x 1.2cm

Weight

18 Grams

Hallmark

Mex 925 TG-305

Materials

Sterling Silver, Tigers Eye

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.

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.