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Vintage Sterling Mexican Onyx Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1
1980's
$598.00

Spectacular vintage Mexican sterling silver necklace. Thirty two links of smooth onyx spikes or bullets in a sterling case. A serious gauge of silver, higher than sterling 950, amazing quality, handmade in Taxco Mexico. Tab closure, falls beautifully - top shelf vintage necklace.

Item Details

Size

39.6cm x 2.8cm

Weight

110 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico TM-181 950

Materials

Onyx, 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

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.