Sterling Tiger Eye Needle Necklace
Mexican Vintage Jewellery
Vintage handmade in Mexico c1980 tigers eye and sterling silver bib necklace. Beautiful alternating links, gorgeous rich caramel stones, elegant design and beautifully made. Secure tab clasp,gong enough to fit most necks, nice quality inlay necklace.
Approx 45.5cm / Bib Section 5.5cm x 2cm
925 Mexico TH-97
Sterling Silver, Tigers Eye
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 piece.
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.
A semi-precious yellow-brown banded quartz with a silky lustre, so called because of it's similarity to a tigers eye.