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SOLD 1940's Mexican Green Onyx Chunky Bracelet + Earrings Set

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1940's

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$219.00

Gorgeous, hand made in Mexico in the 1940's, this bracelet is a series of six links featuring dyed onyx or calcite stone carved into Aztec inspired tribal masks, surrounded by repoussé balls and each separated by a link of them, the multitude of small links means it sits in a very smooth curve around your wrist, tab closure that locks in pace. Comes with a matching pair of screw back earrings - it has a distinctly art deco look to the decoration, incredible hand crafted vintage bracelet. If you don't wear screw back earrings - it is an inexpensive conversion at the jewellers to studs or hoops.

Item Details

Size

17.5cm x 2.3cm

Weight

Bracelet 53 Grams - Earrings 12 Grams (pair)

Hallmark

Sterling Mexico

Materials

Green Onyx, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, single pin size ding on the side of one ball, no chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - spectacular vintage set!

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.

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.