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950 Silver Hinged Turquoise Link Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$389.00

Amazing turquoise vintage necklace. Handcrafted, circa 1980 in Taxco Mexico, this vibrant blue necklace is a statement piece. Beautifully crafted in higher than sterling, 950 silver it has three twenty articulated, hinged piece of smooth bezel set pieces of enhanced turquoise with a sterling channel inlay stripe. Amazing wide centre piece with a pointed teardrop centre. Tab clasp, closes with a crisp click. Finely made, elegant but sturdy, articulated links sit beautifully around the neck - amazing bold vintage necklace.

Item Details

Size

Wearable Length Approximately 47cm / Centrepiece 11.6cm x 1.7cm / Side Links 1.5cm x 0.6cm

Weight

74 Grams

Hallmark

TG-234 Mexico 950

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.

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.