Fabulous and quite difficult to find, this extra long Mexican silver necklace features different kinds of colorful tumbled hardstones (some of them semi-precious) caged in sterling wire. At more than 32″ long, it is not just the variety of the stones here that impresses – there is agate, azur malachite, amethyst, quartz, black onyx and jasper among others – but its early date as well. Though post-1980 caged stone necklaces do come up, to find one dating in the 1960s-70s period like the one at hand is indeed a rarity. Wear it alone or combine it with other, similar pieces for an over-the-top look…
Size/Weight: 32 5/8″ long by approx. 5/8″ in width; 82.7 grams
Hallmarks / Date: signed and hallmarked yet partially; I believe maker’s initials are “SHC” (?) and there is also “STERLING” and “925” mark; on the tongue of the clasp a very faint Eagle mark; 1960s-70s
Condition: excellent vintage with a colorful variety of semi-precious stones and hardstones, great patina, and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!