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rare La Joya Mexican Deco silver and amethyst Bracelet

on Jul 15, 2018 in archived

A stunner of a bracelet, this early Mexican Deco beauty is signed by La Joya, a maker whose pieces do not come up very often but is known to have worked in the early part of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. I suspect that they might have been based in Taxco – the style is definitely reminiscent of jewelry produced there – but more research needs to be done before we can say for sure. What is more than obvious though is the high level of craftsmanship, the impeccable attention to detail and the regal presence of the bracelet at hand. Old type of clasp with a sturdy pin holding the two wings together, great patina that accentuates the geometric overlay and luscious, big amethyst cabs with clouding and inclusions – just magical…

 

Size/Weight: 6  5/8″ inner circumference (clasped) by 1  5/8″ wide; 119.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “SILVER” – I wouldn’t be surprised if the bracelet is made out of 980 silver; it looks like it and La Joya is known for having favored the specific high purity alloy; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with stunning presence, quite hefty yet also a pleasure to wear and to behold, with great patina, beautiful stones and no damage or repairs noted

 

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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