Alfredo Villasana is one of my favorite “less celebrated” early Taxco maestros. Though all of his work is beautiful, he did have some exceptional moments and the bracelet presented here is, I believe, a great example. Heavy shield-shaped sterling links with oxidation and beading connect to floral rondelles, each one holding a big simulated alexandrite (color-change corundum, in fact) in substantial crown settings. Despite its heft, this is a comfortable bracelet to wear and one of those pieces that become cherished heirlooms…
Size/Weight: 7 1/2″ long yet due to the thick links would wear more like a 7″ – 7 1/8″ piece; 1″ wide with the thickness of the links being 1/8″; 137.1 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “AV” as well as “TAXCO STERLING 925”; 1940s
Condition: excellent with substantial presence and stunning stones, the patina you want to see on a well-loved bracelet of this vintage and no flaws noted
SOLD – Thank you!