Vintage Mexican Sterling Siler Tigers Eye Ring
Mexican Vintage Jewellery
Beautiful handmade vintage ring, sterling silver, handmade in Mexico c1970s. Beautiful smooth square of tigers eye in square prong setting, detailed etching at edges, nicely made vintage ring.
Setting: 1.8cm x 1.6cm Band: Internal circumference 50mm = US 5.5 and AU K
Sterling Silver, Tigers Eye
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 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.
A semi-precious yellow-brown banded quartz with a silky lustre, so called because of it's similarity to a tigers eye.