SOLD 1980's Mexican Oval Jasper Stud Earrings
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Lovely mustard shade of yellow jasper vintage earring, smooth oval cabochon in a simple sterling setting, stud backs - beautiful texture inside the polished stone. Hand made in Mexico, circa 1980 - gorgeous colour and shape.
0.7cm x 2cm
5 Grams (the pair)
EMM and Eagle 3 Mark, no purity mark but acid tests positive for sterling silver.
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 earrings.
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.