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SOLD 1980's Mexico Onyx and Malachite Carved Mask Ring

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$128.00

Unique and spectacular vintage handcrafted ring from Taxco, Mexican. Circa late 70's - 1980's this pre-columbian Aztec mask is a popular theme in vintage Mexican jewellery. Hand carved Onyx mask in a malachite chip in resin collar, earrings and headdress, set is sterling silver - it has a good solid gauge shank - this is small, delicate and expertly carved - unique and rare vintage piece.

Item Details

Size

Setting: 1.5cm x 2.2cm. Band: Internal circumference 52mm = US 6 and AU L 1/2

Weight

6 Grams

Hallmark

TG-115, Mexico 925

Materials

Malachite, Onyx, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Unique and spectacular vintage handcrafted Mexican ring. Circa 1960's this pre-columbian Aztec mask is a popular theme in vintage Mexican jewellery. Hand carved Amethyst mask in a sterling headdress with an inlaid resin star and malachite chip in resin collar, elegant split band shank - this is a delicate and expertly carved - unique and rare 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.

Mexican Tribal Mask

The carved tribal mask was popularised in the Art Deco period in Mexican jewellery. Inspired by the pre-columbian Aztec and Mayan civilisations and carved out of various stones - onyx, calcite, amethyst, tiger's eye, sometimes cast in bronze or copper - the mask features in necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.