big Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver amethyst Locket Pendant Necklace

on Apr 11, 2020 in archived

How often does one find an Antonio Pineda locket pendant? Not often enough and if one does come upon such a treasure, what are the odds that it’s going to be big, bold and beautiful like the rare, fantastic example offered here? Hefty and meticulously crafted, from the twist-rope and beading detail surrounding the stone’s bezel to the dramatic amethyst oval that takes up almost the locket’s entire face, to the substantial hand-made chain (by a different maker yet perfectly matching the pendant), everything is exceptionally beautiful and of that high quality all Antonio pieces are known and sought after for. I will leave the rest to the photos…


Size/Weight: pendant is 2” tall by 1  1/2” wide; with the two bails (fixed and movable) it adds a 2  3/4” drop to the chain; chain itself is 30” long; 74.7 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: fully marked as shown with Antonio’s crown as shown, “970”, “TAXCO” and Eagle assay mark (not very clearly stamped and difficult to read); chain is marked “MEXICO STERLING” and bears Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, big and impressive yet classically elegant, with a gorgeous amethyst stone, a perfectly matching chain and no damage or repairs noted; a very rare Antonio and a pleasure to wear and to behold



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