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SOLD OUT 1940's Mexican Modernist Amethyst Bracelet

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1940's

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$195.00

Spectacular Mexican modernist bracelet, handcrafted circa 1940, clean oblong links with a bezel set piece of turquoise in a rope setting. The amethyst contains inclusions as is typical of Mexican jewellery. Secure tab closure and each link is hinged so it can move freely in a curve around your wrist - spectacular vintage bracelet.

Item Details

Size

Wearable length 18cm x 1.5cm

Weight

45 Grams

Hallmark

Made in Mexico. Guaranteed Sterling.

Materials

Amethyst, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, couple indents on back that are clearly from when it was hand produced. Will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - spectacular bracelet.

About this Piece

Modernist Jewellery

Modernist jewellery was produced around the 1930's to the 1960's. It was essentially a rejection of the styles that came before it; the decorative quality of Victorian jewellery, the fussiness of Art Nouvea and the rigidity of Art Deco. It was an embrace of straight clean lines and intersecting curves. "The Modernists free thinkers and artists who broke away from the mainstream of jewelry design and looked to the fine arts for inspiration - they were Surrealists, Cubists, and Abstract Expressionists acting as sculptors in small scale, painters in enamels, and architects in miniature." (Schon: Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement)

Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple, lilac or violet variety of quartz, formed in geodes (a small gas cavity in rock lined in crystals), the presence of Iron during formation determines the depth of it's colour. Amethyst is popular in Mexican vintage jewellery and it is always used with variations and inclusions in the stone.