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SOLD 1960's Mexico Amethyst and Malachite Carved Mask Ring

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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. The amethyst has inclusions - as is typical with Mexican amethyst.

Item Details


Size: 1.7cm x 2.7cm. Band: internal circumference 53mm = US 6.5 and AU M


5 Grams


JMS Mexico 925


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

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.


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.