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SOLD Sterling Modernist People Earrings

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1950's

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$89.00

Fantastic Mexican, handmade, sterling silver modernist people earrings. These are fun vintage earring, made circa 1950-60s made by Joyas Citlali of Guadalajara, Mexico (mark is hard to read). They are sterling silver with crushed inlay green and orange stone in Modernist figural dangles. The clutches are hand rolled butterfly backs. Lovely, unusual earrings.

Item Details

Size

1cm x 4.5cm

Weight

8 Grams

Hallmark

JC Hard to Read / Hecho en Mexico / 924 / Eagle Mark

Materials

Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, minor surface scratches that look more obvious under photo magnification than in person, 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.

Chip Inlay

Chip inlay is a jewellery technique whereby cavities are carved into silver and filled with a mixture of crushed natural stone; typically turquoise, coral or lapis and an epoxy resin. Once the resin has cooled and hardened, it is polished smooth. The technique is popular in both Mexican and Native American jewellery - the colour often vibrant and the layers of crushed stone give a nice depth.