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SOLD OUT Bright Crushed Turquoise 1940's Mexican Silver Necklace

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Spectacular hand crafted, 1940's vintage Mexican sterling silver necklace. This is an amazing bright blue crushed turquoise vintage necklace (they are often a pale seafoam colour) in a beautiful wave link pattern - similar in style to a Margot De Taxco design. The inlay is encased in sterling silver, art deco period, circa 1930's-1940's, simple j-clasp, sits close at the throat - amazing colour (the darker, brighter close up photos are most colour accurate) - sensational Taxco vintage necklace.

Item Details


Werabel Length 40cm (each inlay link is 3.7cm x 1.2cm)


32 Grams


TM in a circle Taxco Mexico 925 and Mexico is hand etched on another link


Sterling Silver, Turquoise

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. There are a couple of cracks in the crushed turquoise, as is common, but there are no holes to backing and the turquoise is all very secure, will come with some parina, as level of polish is a matter of taste - incredible and one of a kind vintage necklace.

About this Piece


High in the hills of southern Mexico is a small town named Taxco, rich in silver deposits with a history of mining and silver smithing, this town has produced some of the world's finest design and workmanship in vintage jewellery. The Mexican Revolution (a long and bloody civil war) ended in the 1930's leaving people and produce able to move freely for the first time in 30 years. American architect William Spratling, enamoured with the towns skills and resources, helps to reinvigorate the silver industry by creating silver design workshops, and exporting the produce, mostly to the United States. This little town became a hive of original design and expert craftsmanship attracting artisans and artists, like few other places and produced some of the worlds finest silver work for a 50 year period.


Turquoise is a mineral that occurs when water containing elements like copper and aluminium leach through rock. It's vivid blue-green colour is decided by the level of elements, more copper produces a greener colour, more zinc a yellower tone. It is a porous stone so to keep it looking beautiful for a long time avoid temperature swings, chemicals, cosmetics, perfumes and ultrasonic cleaners.