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SOLD OUT 1980's Mexico Amethyst 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 Amethyst 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

5 Grams

Hallmark

TG-115, Mexico 925

Materials

Amethyst, 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 ring.

About this Piece

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.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple, lilac or violet variety of quartz, formed in geodes (a small gas cavity in rock lined in crystals), the presence of Iron during formation determines the depth of it's colour. Amethyst is popular in Mexican vintage jewellery and it is always used with variations and inclusions in the stone.