At more than 25″ long this vintage Mexican Deco necklace consists of tumbled, richly colored azurite stones caged in sterling silver. Stone necklaces of this kind are very popular and even though the ones made after 1980 are not so difficult to come upon, early examples like the one I am presenting here are rare and of much better quality. Just look at the saturated green/blues of the azurite, the thickness of the silver oval connectors and the generous gauge of the sterling wire holding each stone captive in its setting. Wear it alone or combine it with similar necklaces of varying lengths, the result will be breath-taking every single time…
Size/Weight: 25 3/4″ long; approx. 1/2″ wide (some stones are wider, some are a little narrower); 64.8 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “SMC” as well as “MEXICO TAXCO STERLING”; 1940s
Condition: excellent vintage with great, rich colored stones free of chips and cracks, with the sterling having acquired a warm, glowing patina, a pleasure to wear and with the added security of a safety clip on the clasp’s side
SOLD – Thank you!