stunning Mexican Deco silver and jade flaming heart Necklace

on Jul 22, 2018 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

Directly out of the Spanish Colonial tradition that infused Mexican folk art with Christian symbolism, this Deco silver necklace features a big carved “flaming heart” as its central station. A very popular milagro design, the flaming heart represents the “sacre coeur” of Catholicism, Jesus’s divine love for all humanity. Carved out of luscious green Mexican “jade” the heart in our necklace is truly a small sculpture. I find the stones’ color variation fascinating, a testament to the “folky” air surrounding this piece. Thick silver links in the “archeological” style and smaller ones with beading complete the silver work that frames the stones. A very rare to find necklace and breath-takingly beautiful…


Size/Weight: 15  3/4″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 16  1/2″; can easily accept an extender); span of central part from cab to cab is 7″; heart is 2″ tall by 1  1/2″ at its widest; 93.5 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “MADE IN MEXICO” yet tested and guaranteed to be of at least sterling quality, if not better; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with a gorgeously carved “flaming heart”, thick silver links with great patina, very impressive visually and quite rare to find, no damage nor any repairs noted



Offered at $750.00

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