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SOLD 1980's Mexican Malachite Link Necklace

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Spectacular deep green malachite necklace. Made in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1980's, this fine silver (950 - higher than sterling) link necklace is handcrafted. Twenty four graduating links of polished, smooth bezel set malachite is outstanding. The links allow for a lovely curve around the neck, and the centrepiece sits below the collarbone. Box clasp, and luxe green banded malachite - spectacular vintage necklace.

There is a matching Mexican malachite bracelet available.

Item Details


Wearable Length 43cm. Centre stone is 2.5cm x 1.5cm - smallest is 1.5cm x 0.5cm


64 Grams


ALEJR3 950 Mexico


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 necklace.

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.


Malachite is a brightly banded green mineral carbonate that forms deep underground, most often as a result of weathering of copper ores - it is the copper component that gives it it's rich green tone. Archaeological evidence suggests we have been carving out of Malachite as far back as 4,000 BC. Malachite is soft and a little brittle, it is sensitive to both acids and heat and requires gentle care, no chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning, avoid makeup, perfumes and cleaning products.