Large Mexican Figural Earrings
Mexican Vintage Jewellery
Beautiful large statement earrings, handmade in Taxco, Mexico. Lovely quality large sterling silver earrings with two pice dangle and Mexican figure enamel inlay.
5cm x 2.6cm
TR-87 Mexico 925
Enamel, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age to silver (see pics) will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.
About this Piece
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.
Enamelling is the fusing of powdered, coloured glass to metal under very high heats. There are many different enamelling techniques - Cloisonné decoration is formed by first soldering or adhering silver or gold wires to the base metal in a pattern to create compartments which will remain visible on the surface when the process is finished, these areas are filled with coloured enamel and fired.