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Vintage Sterling Silver Mexico Red Stone Clip Earrings: These gorgeous vintage sterling silver earrings from Mexico feature a deep red stone ( not sure what the stone is, could be dyed onyx.) The dimensional, fluid design of the setting is lovely! The clip backs are tight and secure. The earrings are marked 925, Mexico, and two letter I can't read followed by the number 114. They measure 1 1/4" across.
Sterling Silver Navajo Frank Salcido Greek Horse Brooch: This cast sterling silver horse brooch from Navajo artist Frank Salcido features a Greek style horse, the design taken from an ancient Greek frieze. The brooch measures 2 3/8 by 1 5/8" and is signed SFP, 925. I have several of his pieces, so please check my equestrian category for more fabulous work from this Native American artist.
Vintage Bell Trading Post Sterling Carnelian Agate Ring: This stunning Navajo ring from Bell Trading Post features a long, narrow translucent red carnelian agate set in sterling silver. The elegant design of the ring is accented by twisted wire and raindrops. The Bell Trading Company sold Native American made jewelry throughout the southwest. The top of the ring measures 1 1/4 by 5/8" and is a size 6 1/2. Marked sterling with the Bell Trading Post hallmark.
Vintage Los Ballesteros Sterling Silver Shadow Box Bracelet: This stunning sterling silver bracelet from Los Ballesteros features a shadowbox design crafted in alternating large and small hinged links. The curved cut out design is fluid and elegant and contrasts beautifully against the flat black background. The push in clasp is tight and secure and the bracelet retains the original safety chain. The bracelet is fully hallmarked Talleros Los Ballesteros CRO, the clasp is marked Hecho en Mexico 925. The bracelet is in excellent condition and weighs in at 33.7 grams. The bracelet measures 7" around the interior and has an inner diameter of 2 1/4".
Huge Vintage Mexico Sterling Amethyst Glass Ring: This vintage Mexico sterling silver ring is absolutely enormous! The traditional scalloped design is set with a massive 18mm round amethyst glass stone. The ring weighs a substantial 13.61 grams total weight. It sits 1/2" high above your finger, and is 1 1/8" across. This is hard to size because of the curve of the scallops on the bottom of the ring, it won't fit on the mandrel correctly, but I would guess around an 8. It can easily be sized up or down by your jeweler. The silver has a lovely patina. it is signed 925 ARC
Vintage Mexico Sterling Wrap Horse Head Ring: This vintage horse head ring is cast in sterling silver. The horse head is dimensional and wears a bridle. The open design wraps around your finger and is currently a size 7 but could be closed or opened up a bit by your jeweler. The ring is signed Mexico 925 with makers numbers.
Vintage Navajo Sterling Turquoise Tufa Cast Bracelet: This lovely vintage tufa cast Native American bracelet ( Navajo) is crafted in sterling silver and set with a glowing sky blue turquoise cabochon. The bracelet is heavy, weighing in at 81.51 grams and is unmarked, but has been acid tested. It measures 1 1/2" across the top. It is 2 3/8" in diameter with an opening of 1 1/2". The bracelet is unsigned and in excellent condition. PLEASE NOTE: there is no adjustment in these heavy tufa cast pieces, so please make sure this will fit!
Huge Vintage Southwestern Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring: This gorgeous sterling silver ring circa 1970's is crafted in sterling silver and set with an enormous Chinese spiderweb turquoise. The center stone is bezel set and surrounded by large rain drops and half moon stampings. According to the Native American dealers I have shown this ring too, it is most likely of Anglo crafting. There is a makers mark, but I can't make it out. The ring is very substantial, the top measures 1 7/8" long by 1 1/4" wide. The ring shank is 6mm wide. Marked 925 USA with a makers mark. Size 8 1/2
Huge Vintage Los Ballesteros Sterling Silver Torc Necklace: Huge and amazing, this Los Ballesteros sterling silver torc necklace was crafted by one of the most sought after makers of Mexican silver jewelry. The overlapping design features two fluid ribbed sections, one over the top of the other. This necklace is massive, weighing 111grams. The piece is fully hallmarked with the Los Ballesteros signature. Hard to measure, the opening in the back is 3". It measures 6" from the bottom most part of the necklace to the opening. This necklace best fits a small to medium neck easily. Because of the heft of the piece, there is not much give if any for adjustment. A fabulously crafted masterpiece! Very light surface wear from age and use. Fully hallmarked with the Los Ballesteros mark.
Vintage Mexico 950 Silver Torc Necklace Signed Alicia: Classic and elegant, this vintage 1980's silver torc necklace from Taxco silversmith Alicia features a lovely openwork design in 950 silver. This design simply flows around the neck. It measures roughly 12" around the inside with a 3" opening. Because of the heft of the necklace there is slight flexibility, but not any adjustment, so it will fit a medium neck easily. The necklace is signed Alicia, TD-27, 950 and Mexico. Very light surface wear from use. It weighs in at a substantial 53.5 grams.
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