Carmen Beckmann Mexican silver “saddle” Ring with malachite

on Jan 30, 2020 in archived

Carmen Beckmann is one of my favorite designers of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. Not very prolific and one of the few female contributors to Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance, she worked in San Miguel de Allende in the 1960s-80s and her jewelry reflect an interesting array when it comes to originality of design and creativity. The piece at hand is a variation on the classic “saddle ring” only the malachite is flat-cut and the gallery is more embellished than the ones found in most rings of this kind. The saturated hues of green in the stone accent the black striations while the wire-work of the setting makes for an easy, cool ring that can be enjoyed whatever the occasion…


Size/Weight: sz 6.5 US (could be resized by your jeweler with no fear of losing the hallmarks); face is 1″ E-W by 1/2″ N-S; 8.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with maker’s name in capital letters as well as “STERLING” and “MEXICO”; 1960s-80s

Condition: excellent vintage with a gorgeously saturated stone, great patina, a very nice design and no damage or repairs noted




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