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Sigi Pineda Mexican silver and obsidian 2-strand bead Necklace

on Jan 15, 2019 in archived

Among Taxco’s classiest designs, Sigi Pineda’s brushed silver bead necklaces come in single or multiple strands and if one is lucky enough, one can bump into the sets that include removable sterling clasps adorned with polished golden sheen obsidian. The full necklace set of that specific design includes four strands of beads in graduated lengths and two clasps. The biggest can hold up to four lstrands and can be worn by itself as a brooch or pendant. The smaller is the one shown here with two strands and it’s a sweet-heart! I love the textured surface of the silver “pearls”, all strung on sterling chain, and the golden brown depths of the obsidian. You can easily enjoy it with the clasp on the back or on the side as I have tried to show in the photos. Either way, the necklace will keep its place and look stunning…

 

Size/Weight: 16 1/8″ long (wearable length, measuring the shortest strand); beads are approx. 3/8″ in diameter; clasp is 1″ by 5/8″; 82.9 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately hallmarked with Sigi’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO STERLING”, des. no 314 and Eagle 36 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina that brings out the curves in the beads, a gorgeous piece of obsidian, a pleasure to wear, with no damage or repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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