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Little Vintage Lapis and Malachite Dangle Earrings

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1980's
$109.00

Lovely little southwest, artisan, handmade sterling silver earrings. Circa 1980s, articulated dangle of lapis and malachite, rich deep stones, elegant design, nicely made.

Sterling Vintage Lapis + Malachite Earrings

Handmade circa 1980s' malachite and lapis rectangular earrings. Stud back, lovely rich colours, nice little inlay earrings. Last pic is to give you an indication of size. Purchased as Southwest but on closer inspection they may be from Chile or Mexico - either way nice quality, beautiful jewel tones.

Size

Weight
5 Grams

Hallmark
925

Materials
Malachite, Lapis, 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 piece.

Item Details

Size

1.9c x 0.5cm

Weight

4 Grams

Hallmark

925

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, 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 piece.

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.

Malachite

Malachite is a brightly banded green mineral carbonate that forms deep underground, most often as a result of weathering of copper ores - it is the copper component that gives it it's rich green tone. Archaeological evidence suggests we have been carving out of Malachite as far back as 4,000 BC. Malachite is soft and a little brittle, it is sensitive to both acids and heat and requires gentle care, no chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning, avoid makeup, perfumes and cleaning products.