Made by Victor Jaimez for Emma Melendez this amazing two-sided Mexican silver pendant necklace will come to you with its original, hand-made chain. Maestro Jaimez worked for Spratling at Las Delicias and when Emma opened her own workshop / retail shop in 1953, he started creating jewelry for her as well. I don’t know if it’s the patina that makes this pendant so tactile or if it is the effortless way the motifs on its two sides complement each other yet I find it irresistible. The light sage green of the stone inlay is soothing to the eye while the contrast between the glistening abstract sterling overlay and the black oxidized background is stunning…
Size/Weight: pendant is 2 1/4″ tall (without the bail) by 1 7/8″ wide and adds a 2 3/4″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 20 1/2″ long; 48.7 grams
Hallmarks / Date: signed for both Jaimez with initials “VJC” and EMMA on pendant and chain respectively as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO” and “TAXCO 925” alongside Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s
Condition: excellent vintage with both the inlay and the oxidation in great shape, warm, glowing patina, a great combination of modernist and machine age motifs, with no damage and no repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!