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SOLD 1980's Fine Silver Mexican Lapis + Malachite Finger Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$169.00

Amazing colours in this handcrafted Mexican necklace, fine 950 silver with alternating lapis and malachite pieces, smoothly bezel set in sterling silver, tab closure with a safety clasp - spectacular colours in the stones, - this is an amazing choker.

Item Details

Size

Wearable Length 44cm. Largest finger is 1cm x 2.5, smallest is 05.cm x 0.7cm

Weight

42 Grams

Hallmark

950

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Sterling Silver

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 but this looks to have been recently cleaned.

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.

Malachite

Malachite is a brightly banded green mineral carbonate that forms deep underground, most often as a result of weathering of copper ores - it is the copper component that gives it it's rich green tone. Archaeological evidence suggests we have been carving out of Malachite as far back as 4,000 BC. Malachite is soft and a little brittle, it is sensitive to both acids and heat and requires gentle care, no chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning, avoid makeup, perfumes and cleaning products.