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SOLD OUT 1960's Plaited Sterling Green Onyx Cuff

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1960's

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$79.00

Detailed and delicate Mexican sterling 1960's vintage cuff. Hand crafted plaited sterling silver with a hammered striped across the plait, delicately carved green stone (these stones are generally dyed agate, calcite, aventurine or sometimes onyx), inspired by the pre-columbian Aztec mask that is popular in Mexican jewellery, silver drops either side of the carving - lovely little cuff.

Item Details

Size

14cm inner circumference, 3cm gap (has a little flexibility).

Weight

12 Grams

Hallmark

MP Sterling Mexcio

Materials

Green Onyx, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. No flaws to the stones.

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.