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Ledesma style Mexican silver modernist Bracelet ~ niello and color-change sapphire

on Jan 21, 2020 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

Copying the style associated with Enrique Ledesma this mid-century modernist Mexican silver bracelet is signed by a listed yet still unidentified contemporary of the famous Taxco designer. The juxtaposition of highly oxidized and polished silver surfaces characteristic of the style is dramatic and eye-catching and here it finds itself in contrast to the saturated color of the faceted synthetic sapphire. Mimicking the behavior of alexandrites, the gem changes from deep purple to steely amethyst under different light conditions while the sterling ring around it reflects and enhances the effect…

 

Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 1 3/16″ and 1/2″; 38.7 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “MMC” as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: very good vintage with the oxidation in nice shape, retaining its beautiful iridescence, a gorgeous gemstone, nice patina and no unsightly damage or repairs noted; there is slight impression on the inside of the bracelet that creates a bump on the outer surface (at about 10:00 o’clock in the first photo) but it is not easily noticeable and does not affect the bracelet’s presentation at all

Inv.#14504

 

Offered at $165.00

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