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rare Los Castillo 980 silver amethyst Necklace ~ three strand early beauty

on Jan 15, 2015 in archived

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Rare and early a Los Castillo Mexican silver and amethyst necklace, this beauty is a veritable Taxco treasure. Comprised of 3 strands of small, hand-wrought beads accented by a big, lusciously colored central cabochon, it is completed by a special silver clasp adorned with a smaller yet equally beautiful stone. The high content of the alloy used here (.980 instead of the standard sterling, .925) has allowed for the most wonderful patina to develop.

A true collector’s dream and definitely museum quality…

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Size/Weight: 16″ long (wearable; measuring the inner, shorter strand); bead diameter just above 1/8″; central medallion is 1  1/4″ in diameter; 50.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: early Los Castillo signature as shown with “980 TAXCO” and “MADE IN MEXICO”; 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage with stunning stones and patina to die for – a must have for the dedicated collector and lovers of exceptional jewelry

 

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