rare Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and quartz Necklace in a Danish mod design

on Feb 11, 2019 in archived

First up out of a rather rare Margot de Taxco mid-century mod sterling silver and quartz demi I recently acquired, this necklace is an ode to pink and all lovers thereof worldwide! Pink quartz is not the most common stone used in Taxco jewelry yet it was favorited by many of the Danish designers who featured it in their pieces in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, to my eyes at least, Margot seems to have been heavily influenced here by her European counterparts. Simple yet strong geometry with concentric circles and straight angles is accented with minimal beading in the quartz links part while the chain consists of sturdy, thick sterling “o” rings. What I particularly love is the intense clouding in the stones that makes them look like round windows opening up onto pink cloudy skies and the robust sphere at one end of the hook-and-eye clasp…

PS: As you can see in one of the photos, the matching bracelet is also available in my inventory and will be offered separately


Size/Weight: 17″ long (wearable; adjstbl); links part is 6 3/4″ wide and just shy of 1″ wide; 85.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” (partially double-stamped) with a badly stamped Eagle assay mark; no design no here but a similar creation with moss agate shown in Morrill’s book on Margot’s enamels (p. 144) bears des. no 5630; 1960s

Condition: excellent vintage with substantial presence yet at the same time exhibiting a very “rosy” approach to life, with beautiful patina and no damage or repairs noted


SOLD – Thank you!

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