SOLD OUT 1940's Mexican Love Birds Amethyst Pin
Mexican Vintage Jewellery
Perfect, sweet 1940's kissing birds sterling silver Mexican pin. Hand made repoussé birds on a branch with Amethyst eyes, safety clasp pin at back, pre 1948 Mexican hallmark.
6.5cm x 4cm
Amethyst, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. No dings in the repoussé.
About this Piece
Repoussé is a metalworking is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a raised design - the back usually flat finished.
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.