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2-strand Mexican Deco silver bead Bracelet with jade clasp

on Oct 15, 2019 in archived

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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