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towering brutalist sterling silver and amethyst Ring ~ a vintage 70s modernist beauty

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A stunner of a ring this 1970s brutalist beauty is not signed for maker yet its anonymity does not take away from its powerful presence and the intriguing complexity of its design. I am very partial to brutalist jewelry and thrilled to be presenting this piece here – just take a look at the deep, dark, saturated color of the substantial amethyst cabochon it houses among twisting and twirling silver tendrils…   Size/Weight: sz 6 (yet easily resizable by your jeweler); rises approx. 1/2″ off the finger when worn; face is 7/8″ square; 14.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be of sterling quality; 1970s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted, a gorgeously rich stone and great design   ON HOLD – please inquire! Contact us about this...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver Necklace and Earrings set ~ des no 5120 wing and bead

By in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces, Rings/earrings |

Margot de Taxco’s des. no 5120, the repousse “wings with beading” seems to be one of those classic designs that keep their popularity through the decades. Elegant, masterfully crafted and carefully finished, it lends itself to literally any kind of outfit and is as comfortable to wear as it is a treat to the eye. Perfect as a gift or a well-deserved treat to yourself…   Size/Weight: necklace at least 15″ long (wearable; might even feel a little roomier due to the curve of its central station); 1/2″ wide / earrings are 1  1/2″ long by 1/2″ wide; 65.2 grams (for the set; necklace alone is 54.3 grams) Hallmarks / Date: Margot’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” and des. no 5120 alongside Eagle 16 assay mark on the necklace; earrings have lost their marks due to an earlier conversion from screw-back to posts as you can see; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage, timelessly elegant, with good patina and no damage or repairs noted   Offered at $700.00 Contact us about this...

Hector Aguilar Mexican 940 silver dangle Earrings ~ Taxco book and three beads design

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Amazingly well made and so tactile, Aguilar’s “book and three bead” design is a pleasure to see in earring form. Executed in 940 silver, the dangles presented here have a magic fleshiness and their patina is what you want to see on a well-loved, cherished Hector set. Sheer perfection…   Size/Weight: 1  1/2″ long by 5/8″ wide and weigh a good 22.6 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: both earrings bear Aguilar’s mark from the 1948-62 period as shown Condition: excellent vintage, fabulously gorgeous, with no damage or repairs, ready to be worn and enjoyed again   Offered at $275.00 Contact us about this...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and vermeil Band Ring ~ Taxco pre-Colombian key design

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Rarely seen Antonio Pineda silver vermeil band ring, this is the dream piece for those of us who love Mexican silver yet like a touch of gold from time to time as well! I want to call this a “pre-Colombian key” motif and find its architectural quality very appealing. The gold wash has mellowed over time and the dark recesses in the design look dramatic against it…   Size/Weight: size 6 (not resizable due to the continuous band of decoration); just shy of 1/2″ wide; 9.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown, Eagle 17 as well as “SILVER”, “970” and “STERLING MEXICO”; pre-1970 Condition: excellent vintage with the light signs of wear that add character and bestow a life-story to old jewelry   Offered at $395.00 Contact us about this...

Gerardo Lopez Mexican silver repousse Necklace ~ beaded swirl Taxco pectoral

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Gerardo Lopez silver repousse necklace in his signature pectoral style that seems to be growing in popularity among collectors and well-dressers alike. This early Taxco maestro’s work is usually inspired by Margot de Taxco and Los Castillo designs and though his jewelry is a little lighter in weight compared to the big two workshops, it is impeccably executed, perfectly finished and has a wow factor that sweeps you off your feet. Here the beaded swirls and stylized foliate motifs reflect the ones in the matching clamper bracelet that is also available on the site…   Size/Weight: 16  1/2″ long (wearable); pectoral part is 4  7/8″ wide with a drop of approx. 3″; width of the chain is 7/8″; 80.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked on necklace as shown (the hallmarks are not too deeply impressed but they are there); pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage in one of Lopez’s more impressive designs, with no damage noted and great patina   Offered at $1650.00 Contact us about this...

Victoria Taxco Mexican silver Necklace and Earrings set ~ classic Ana Nunez de Brilanti des 435

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Elegant Victoria Mexican silver necklace and earrings set in a pre-Colombian motif very close to similar work done by Spratling and Aguilar albeit more discrete and easier to wear. With designs like this, not fussy or overly complex, where every little detail shows, it is more difficult to achieve perfection – yet in our case, the result is truly amazing. Longer than most examples of this period the necklace is a pleasure to feel around the neck and the earrings complete a demi that will stay with you for a long time…   Size/Weight: 19″ long (wearable) by 7/8″ wide for the necklace; earrings are 1″ tall by 7/8″ wide; 78.9 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: Victoria’s name as shown alongside “MEXICO TAXCO”, “STERLING”, Eagle 12 assay mark and des. no 453; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage, classic and very distinguished, with no flaws noted and the patina you want to see on jewelry from that period   Offered at $500.00 Contact us about this...

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