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unusual Mexican Deco silver carved stone “mask” Ring

on Aug 13, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings

“Mask” rings are not uncommon in the realm of vintage Mexican silver jewelry – “masks” were an iconic motif for the Deco period and their popularity continued on to the post-1950 years. Yet to find a ring with such an unusual, ornate setting is not something that happens every day. Adorned with leaves, tendrils and flowers, the gallery is delicate yet has enough body to it to support the carved green calcite “mask” it holds within its bezel. This is one of the nicest pieces of dyed calcite I have seen. Semi-translucent, lighter in color so that it comes closer to natural jadeite, and so smooth to the touch, you keep wanting to run your fingers over it. A fantastic pinky or easily re-sized to fit your needs…

 

Size / Weight: sz 4.25 US (yet easily resizable by your jeweler); face is 1″ N-S and 3/4″ E-W; approx. 1/2″ rise off the finger; 7.7 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet undoubtedly Mexican Deco; tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least .900 purity although it’s most probably sterling; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with a beautiful stone, with a minimally carved yet quite expressive “mask”, a gorgeous, quite rare to fid setting and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#14855

 

Offered at $175.00

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