Vintage Mexican Silver + Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
Mexican Vintage Jewellery
Wonderful handcrafted vintage bracelet, circa 1980. A heavy gauge of silver, nicely made with a smooth turquoise inlay. Innovative squeeze clasp and hinged on one side, nice quality bracelet.
Inner Circumference 17.5cm / Diameter 6.5cm / Turquoise Setting is 5.3cm x 2cm at widest point
Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.
About this Piece
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.
Stabilised stone is any natural stone, like turquoise, or lapis for example, that has been infused with a resin to strengthen and (sometimes) colour it.