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MASSIVE Sterling Chain Link Statement Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

Massive Chain Link Statement Necklace

I just can't get over the size of this amazing neckpiece. Eat your heart out, Iris Apfel,

Totally stunning sterling silver chain link statement necklace. Massive open link necklace in a sturdy gauge of silver - but in true superb Taxco design, it is hollow-backed domed links that are not too heavy to wear.

Twenty large links, secure tab clasp, handmade in Taxco, Mexico circa 1980s, this is a superb statement piece. Classic modern design, timeless and amazing, it will last a lifetime. You won't be able to take your eyes of it.

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$1,329.00

Item Details

Size

50cm Long (this is a good length, will suit many neck sizes) x 4.5cm Wide

Weight

189 grams

Hallmark

925 TC-20 Mexcio

Materials

Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild normal surface wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina spots, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Can be professionally cleaned if you like a high shine.

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.

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.