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1980's Mexican Vintage Amethyst Sterling Brooch

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$89.00

Lovely long and elegant, 1980's made, hand crafted Mexican silver vintage brooch. Two long slender crossed silver bars, rounded and soft to the touch with a beautifully carved amethyst oval, tapered at each end. Can be worn facing any direction - quite a large sterling silver brooch, but slender in design, a lovely piece of Mexican jewelery.

Item Details

Size

7cm x 2.7cm

Weight

7 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico 925

Materials

Amethyst, Sterling Silver

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. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage earrings

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.

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.