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Jacopo Mexican silver thick Lariat Necklace with tassels

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Lariat necklaces with their twist rope chains and tasseled ends are veritable stars in a collection of vintage Mexican silver jewelry that aspires to represent the best forms in the genre. Exceedingly difficult to find, they came in various “rope” thicknesses, usually with a clip that helps adjust their generous length, and the older and best examples have big, luscious tassels. The beauty presented here is one of the best “specimens” I have come upon. Signed by Jacopo, one of the two or three maestros famous for their lariats, it is made up of the thickest chain these necklaces were made with, and it’s all complete with its original clip. And have you seen those tassels?   Size / Weight: 43  1/2” long end to end (including the tassels); rope chain has a 3/8” diameter; 224.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name as shown alongside Eagle 3 assay...

43″ N Jacopo Mexican silver Lariat Necklace with tassels

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I am fascinated by lariat necklaces – be they Mexican or not, made of silver or costume, signed by known maestros or anonymous, they hold sway over me with their allusion to times when girls decided to be naughty, cut their hair boy-style and have fun. Yet as with all… jewelry Mexican, Mexican lariats are more often than not substantial and generous in weight. Like the example by N. Jacopo here: thick twist rope chain ends in two luscious tassels in a brushed finish with a length forgiving enough to allow you to wear it in several different ways. Your imagination is the only limit…   Size/Weight: 43 1/2” long (end to end); the tassel part is 2” on either end with the diameter of the sphere being just shy of 11/16″; rope chain length is 39 1/2”; chain diameter is 3/8”; 222.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name yet really badly stamped with Eagle 3...

early Deco Mexican silver lariat Necklace ~ a Taxco sterling classic

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Early Mexican Deco silver lariat necklace, this is the perfect piece for all of us who love the form yet don’t necessarily subscribe to excessively long and generously heavy necklaces. I consider lariats the epitome of classy elegance – though minimalist in their design, they can also be quite impressive visually; and their slick figure allows them to be combined with anything you choose to wear. Of medium length, with good yet not overwhelming weight, fantastic patina and “discretely” luscious tassels, the example at hand also comes with its original clip. Divine…   Size/Weight: 29″ total length; chain itself is 25  1/2″ while each tassel measures 1  3/4″; diameter of tassel sphere is just above 1/2″; 89.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “GMS” as well as “925”; 1930s-40s Condition: very...