Superbly carved Piedra y Plata / Felipe Martinez sterling silver and amethyst pin / pendant, this is one of those pieces that stays in your memory for ever and makes you want to own and enjoy it for a lifetime. I could never exaggerate Martinez’s prowess in lapidary work – just look at this “mask” and admire its serene expression, the perfect finishing, the translucence of the stone! The silver work surrounding it is expertly executed as well – fantastic detail, sweeping curves that match the lines of the face, amazing patina. You can wear it either as a brooch or as a necklace with the gorgeous Reveriano Castillo chain I have paired it…
Size/Weight: pin / pendant is 2 3/8″ tall by 1 11/16″ wide; chain is 20″ long by 1/4″ wide; set’s weight registers at 67.1 grams (44.5 for the pin / pendant and 22.6 for the chain)
Hallmarks / Date: both pieces are fully and appropriately signed as shown; 1950s-60s
Condition: excellent vintage with no damage noted, superb craftsmanship, a perfect stone and great patina
SOLD – Thank you!