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rare Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and quartz Necklace in a Danish mod design

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First up out of a rather rare Margot de Taxco mid-century mod sterling silver and quartz demi I recently acquired, this necklace is an ode to pink and all lovers thereof worldwide! Pink quartz is not the most common stone used in Taxco jewelry yet it was favorited by many of the Danish designers who featured it in their pieces in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, to my eyes at least, Margot seems to have been heavily influenced here by her European counterparts. Simple yet strong geometry with concentric circles and straight angles is accented with minimal beading in the quartz links part while the chain consists of sturdy, thick sterling “o” rings. What I particularly love is the intense clouding in the stones that makes them look like round windows opening up onto pink cloudy skies and the robust sphere at one end of the hook-and-eye clasp… PS: As you can see in one of...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver koi fish Necklace and Brooches combo des. 5207

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Gorgeous Margot de Taxco sterling repousse koi fish necklace and pins combo, this is a design out of her “Far Eastern” period. A Margot classic and one of her most loved creations, it is executed in all-silver here with stunning, articulated fish and two lengths of chain whose links mirror the waves and bubbles surrounding the koi. It seems that Margot was a practical kind of girl who had an affinity for jewelry that could be broken up in smaller components which would then work individually as well. Wear this example as a necklace or enjoy its two koi pins alone. The previous owner assured me that she also combined one length of chain with one of the brooches to form a bracelet. It is doable indeed yet on my wrist, it didn’t quite sit properly, maybe because of the size…   Size/Weight:  15  1/8″ long (wearable; can easily accept an extension); koi...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver Necklace and Bracelet set ~ repousse des. no 5647

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Classic Margot de Taxco, the sterling silver repousse necklace and earrings set I am presenting here is des. no 5647 and it is full of flowers and leaves and all things gorgeous! I love the way Margot takes a floral motif that can otherwise be considered too delicate and transform it into a real stunner without sacrificing elegance or that distinct femininity which characterizes her work…   Size/Weight: necklace is 15 1/2″ long (wearable; the dip at center front makes it feel longer, I think) with the drop of the two floral and foliate links being 1 3/4″; width at chain is 9/16″ / bracelet is 1 5/8″ wide with a wearable length of 6 3/4″; 129.1 grams for the demi (58.4 for the necklace and 70.7 grams for the bracelet) Hallmarks / Date: Margot’s signature as shown as well as Eagle 16 and des. no 5647; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage with...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver Pin/Pendant Necklace and Earrings set ~ des. no 5272

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A difficult to find Margot de Taxco demi consisting of a necklace with detachable pendant that can be used as a brooch as well and matching earrings, this is one of Margot’s most elegant parures. The set is astonishing in its workmanship – everything, from the beading on the links of the chain to the more pronounced spheres on the pendant/brooch, to the faceting of the color-changing gems and the dark oxidation has been paid attention to. The simulated alexandrites (in fact, color-change sapphires or corundum) appear deep purple with a tinge of burgundy in daylight yet taken on a steely hue under studio lighting. And there are four of them, pear shaped, and very generous in size – even the gems on the earrings. A set fit for a queen, truly…   Size/Weight: necklace’s wearable length (with the pendant attached to it) is 15 1/2″; pendant/brooch by...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver Necklace ~ majestic repousse pectoral no 5161

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Majestic Margot de Taxco sterling silver necklace, this is des. no 5161 in its pectoral form which I find irresistible. An ode to Margot’s exceptional creativity, the necklace combines sculptural repoussage, strategically placed beading and riveting that results in a divine piece of jewelry which holds its place elegantly and looks regal…   Size/Weight: wearable length adjustable between 15 1/4″ and 18 1/4″ (with the sterling extension provided); pectoral part is 7 3/4″ long by 1 3/4″ wide; 83.5 grams (with extension – 81.7 grams necklace alone) Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately signed with Margot’s logo as shown as well as Eagle 16 assay mark and des. no 5161; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage with the quality that Margot jewelry is known and collected for, great patina and no damage noted; I suspect that the hook of the...