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SOLD Vintage Mexican Silver Necklace by Jondell

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1980's

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$589.00

Handcrafted Vintage Mexican Silver Repousse Leaf Link Necklace

Lovely handcrafted sterling silver vintage Mexican necklace, handmade in Taxco, Mexico c1980s, this is a very finely crafted large leaf link necklace. High quality craftmanship, the leaves interlock with a hinge and sit in a lovely arc.

This is 80's does 40's - produced in 1980s in 1940s vintage style. Heavy gauge of silver, secure tab clasp. Very fine example of vintage Mexican silver jewellery. Very finely crafted, a decent length - a piece to keep for a lifetime.

Item Details

Size

42.5cm Long / 'Onyx links are 3cm x 2.2cm

Weight

97 Grams

Hallmark

925 Mexico Jondell Ent Inc

Materials

Sterling Silver

Condition Report

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.