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SOLD OUT 1980's Mexican Reversible Turquoise + Malachite Inlay Pendant

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Lovely 1980's made Mexican sterling silver vintage pendant. Handcrafted with a very nice quality inlay, this pendant is a good weight in silver and a substantial necklace. Turquoise and onyx inlay on one side and malachite, mother of pearl and onyx on the reverse, just like two necklaces.

Item Details


Wearable Length: 39.5cm Pendant 3.6cm x 3.8cm (including bale)


26 Grams


Mexico 925


Malachite, Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Turquoise

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 earrings

About this Piece

Stabilised Stone

Stabilised stone is any natural stone, like turquoise, or lapis for example, that has been infused with a resin to strengthen and (sometimes) colour it.

Dating Mexican Jewellery

There are many aspects to dating Mexican jewellery but the hallmarks fall roughly into the following decades (this is a rough guide only as plenty of artisans mark their jewellery outside of these conventions): Simple hallmarks SILVER, STERLING, PLATA + MEXICO/TAXCO are preceding the eagle system, introduced in 1948. An EAGLE essay mark was introduced in 1948 and discontinued in 1980. The number and letter registration system eg TH-10 was introduced in 1979/1980. Essentially the first letter identifies the location the piece was created, eg T = Taxco, M = Mexico City, and the second letters is an initial of the artists name and the number is the number of individuals registered with that combination. So TH-10 would be Taxco artist, Hernandez and they would have been the 10th artisan to register that combination.