Sigi Pineda Mexican silver and obsidian multi-strand pearl Necklace

on Oct 29, 2015 in archived


In my world there is nothing more classy than a multi-strand pearl necklace and when it’s made by Sigi Pineda and the “pearls” are silver with a matte finish, I feel like I am in heaven. The epitome of versatility, the four-strand treasure at hand can be worn as shown or, alternatively, you can use its clasp as a brooch and also as a pendant with your favorite vintage chain. The stone that adorns it is a polished obsidian with warm golden depths. And I promise you, this is a very comfortable necklace – it wears like silk, keeps its position around the neck divinely – and it is also very easy to clasp…


Size/Weight: approx. 16  1/2″ long (wearable; this is the length of the shortest strand clasped into position); the circumference of the longest strand (again clasped into position and measuring the brooch as well) is approx 24″; beads are just shy of 3/8″ in diameter; the width of the four strands together around the neckline is about 1  1/4″; pin/pendant is 2  3/4″ by 1  5/8″; 196.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature in script above “Tasco” as shown as well as des. no 314, “STERLING” and a badly stamped Eagle assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with regal presence, very classy, with a beautiful obsidian cabochon, fantastic patina and no flaws noted


SOLD – Thank you!

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