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2-strand Mexican Deco silver bead Bracelet with jade clasp

on Oct 15, 2019 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

Absolutely scrumptious Mexican Deco beaded bracelet, its two strands consisting of hand-made beads, adorned with a showy sterling clasp that houses a chunky stone cab. Green stones like this in Mexican jewelry are quite often referred to as “jade” yet are usually dyed calcite. I am not sure, however, that this is the case here as well – I suspect that the cab might actually be polished agate. Be that as it may, the bracelet is a favorite of mine. I am always on the look out for beaded jewelry with this specific type of clasp – they are so elegant and who can resist the allure of silver… pearls?

 

Size/Weight: 7 1/4″ long (probably wears like a 7″ due to the design); clasp is 1″ by 3/4″; beads approx. 5/8″ in diameter (some bigger, some smaller); 27.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER” and a partially stamped “MADE IN MEXICO”; 1920s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with the signs of its handmade quality evident in the jagged ends of the stringing holes in the beads, having an amazing patina and a gorgeous clasp, easy to wear and a pleasure to the eye, with no damage or repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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