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SOLD Vintage Mexican Mexico Sterling Silver 925 Amethyst Pendant Necklace

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Gorgeous Sterling Mexican Amethyst Necklace

Beautifully made Mexican sterling silver handcrafted necklace. Lovely large piece of carved amethyst in a tall box setting giving the pendant a luxurious feel, great size and lovely intricate box link chain, circa 70's-80's, stunning large amethyst pendant.

Item Details


Chain: 39.6cm Pendant: 1.8cm wide x 4cm tall (including bale) and 2cm deep


15 Grams


925 MEX on chain


Amethyst, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

pectacular 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 piece. Amethyst contains inclusions as is usual with Mexican jewellery.

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.


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.