Long Mexican necklaces made up of tumbled hard- and semi-precious stones caged in sterling silver are among my favorite forms and there is at least one in my jewelry box at all times. They are usually colorful, bringing together an array of agates and jaspers, sodalite, amethyst, lapis and onyx – you name the stone, you will probably find it in there. Yet this monochromatic example (please, allow me the use of the word here!), its string of agates barely tinted with the lightest hues of blue and maybe even a hint of green, is more difficult to find. It’s not the rhapsody of color that makes heads turn in this case – it is the texture of each stone and the way they are snugly kept in their mellowed vermeil cages that attracts and pleases the eye…
Size / Weight: 32 1/2″ long; stones are approx. 3/4″ wide; 90.0 grams
Hallmarks / Date: badly stamped maker’s initials, “925 MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-70s
Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful stones, great color and a warmly mellowed vermeil finish on the sterling wire; no damage and no repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!