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UNAVAILABLE 1930's Repoussé Turban Necklace

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Totally AMAZING art deco Mexican necklace. Stunning light sterling silver repoussé beads and with carved green onyx/agate warrior faces in turbans. Smooth curved silver work with a larger face at the centre, three tubanned faces either side and smooth elongated elliptical silver beads to the tab clasp at nape. This necklace is a is a nod to the popular Mexican Aztec face with a moorish twist with the turbans - exquisite and so unusual, beautifully crafted, quality yet light to wear.

Item Details


Wearable Length 46cm, Largest face 3cm x 2.8 cm, Smaller faces 1.5cm x 2cm


40 Grams


Sterling Mexico


Green Onyx, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. No dents to the repoussé - some patina - we leave extra polishing to you as a matter of taste. Clasp closes with a good snap, no chips to stones, amazing.

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.

Mexican Tribal Mask

The carved tribal mask was popularised in the Art Deco period in Mexican jewellery. Inspired by the pre-columbian Aztec and Mayan civilisations and carved out of various stones - onyx, calcite, amethyst, tiger's eye, sometimes cast in bronze or copper - the mask features in necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.