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Sterling Mexican Malachite Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

in stock

1
1980's
$319.00

Fantastic, long sterling silver malachite necklace. Handcrafted in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1980. Hollowware sterling silver beads separated by smooth polished malachite beads graduated silver beads. Secure tab clasp, closes with a crisp click, fantastic length on a sterling chain, great quality necklace, beads feel lovely and smooth.

Item Details

Size

Length 51.5cm / Beads approximately 1cm x 1cm

Weight

62 Grams

Hallmark

925 Mexico

Materials

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. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.

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.

Modernist Jewellery

Modernist jewellery was produced around the 1930's to the 1960's. It was essentially a rejection of the styles that came before it; the decorative quality of Victorian jewellery, the fussiness of Art Nouvea and the rigidity of Art Deco. It was an embrace of straight clean lines and intersecting curves. "The Modernists free thinkers and artists who broke away from the mainstream of jewelry design and looked to the fine arts for inspiration - they were Surrealists, Cubists, and Abstract Expressionists acting as sculptors in small scale, painters in enamels, and architects in miniature." (Schon: Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement)