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Vintage Lapis + Malachite Inlay Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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Superb inlay necklace of malachite and lapis. Sterling silver and either Southwest or Peru in origin, handmade circa 1980's, this is thirty three beautiful links of deep rich jewel toned stone. Set in sterling with a channel inlay, tab clasp closes with a crisp click with a safety clasp, beautifully made, a good gauge of silver, nice quality collar necklace, elegant design, classic style and rich colours.

Please note the white 'scratch' on the link to the right is just a trick of my lights, stones in beautiful condition.

Item Details


Wearable Length 41cm / Links 1.1cm x 1xm


45 Grams


Worn smooth but acid tests for sterling


Malachite, 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. 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.