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Los Ballesteros Mexican silver green agate architectural Ring

on Apr 28, 2020 in archived

Imposing presence and a beautiful green stone that I believe is agate combine in this vintage Mexican silver ring by the Los Ballesteros workshop. A mid-century piece in terms of its age, the ring does, however, retain the architecturality that Deco jewelry is known and sought after for. And then, of course, there is that detail of the twist-rope wire delineating the rectangular face – more of a traditional, Spanish Colonial touch but who could ever object to it?

 

Size/Weight: sz 6 US (easily resized by your jeweler); face is 7/8″ N-S and just shy of 3/4″ E-W; 7.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with the workshop’s logo as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “925” and Eagle 42 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with eye-catching design, great patina and a beautiful stone that seems to be illuminated from the inside; no repairs and no damage noted – under a jeweler’s loupe one can see very light “pitting” (for lack of a better word) in the surface of the stone but this seems to be natural to it and not later incurred damage; it is not visible to the naked eye but I wanted to mention it since the macro lens I use to photograph my jewelry registers it

Inv.#15049

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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