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Vintage Sterling Silver Crushed Turquoise Dangle Earrings

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1980's
$98.00

Gorgeous Sterling Mexican Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Bright and beautifully made Mexican sterling dangle earrings. Very nice handcrafted silver work, with lovely long dangles, and bright inlaid turquoise chip with silver wire channel work, nice large size, smooth feel in the fingers, easy to wear in an eye brightening blue. Made somewhere between 1970-80's.

Item Details

Size

2.5cm x 5.3cm excluding hook

Weight

16 Grams

Hallmark

925 Mexico TR-84

Materials

Sterling Silver, Turquoise

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. There is a tiny silver blob on one side of one of the dangles, obviously at time of production, Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.

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.

Turquoise

Turquoise is a mineral that occurs when water containing elements like copper and aluminium leach through rock. It's vivid blue-green colour is decided by the level of elements, more copper produces a greener colour, more zinc a yellower tone. It is a porous stone so to keep it looking beautiful for a long time avoid temperature swings, chemicals, cosmetics, perfumes and ultrasonic cleaners.