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Lovely Big Mahogany Obsidian Dangle Earrings

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1990's

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$109.00

Lovely big handcrafted vintage earrings, made in Taxco, Mexico circa late 80s early 90s, smooth bezel set double hand of mahogany obsidian (might be stabilised) the stud dangle had s lovely little facet cut in in, stuff backs, nice big dangle vintage earring.

Item Details

Size

2.5cm x 4.2cm

Weight

22 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico 925 TV-141

Materials

Obsidian, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, posts look to have been re straightened at some point. 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

Taxco

High in the hills of southern Mexico is a small town named Taxco, rich in silver deposits with a history of mining and silver smithing, this town has produced some of the world's finest design and workmanship in vintage jewellery. The Mexican Revolution (a long and bloody civil war) ended in the 1930's leaving people and produce able to move freely for the first time in 30 years. American architect William Spratling, enamoured with the towns skills and resources, helps to reinvigorate the silver industry by creating silver design workshops, and exporting the produce, mostly to the United States. This little town became a hive of original design and expert craftsmanship attracting artisans and artists, like few other places and produced some of the worlds finest silver work for a 50 year period.

Obsidian

Obsidian is a hard, glass-like volcanic rock produced when lava cools very rapidly without crystallisation. It can come in a variety of dark colours and sheens.