Vintage Mexican link bracelet and earring set Alpaca silver aquamarine rhinestone, Taxco jewelry, gift for Mom, birthday March birthstone

$248.00

For those collecting post-revolutionary Taxco jewelry, this bracelet-and-earring set is a treat. As you know, jewelry made in this part of Mexico experienced a renaissance after the Mexican revolution, from 1931 til the 60s, largely due to American silversmith William Spratling, who settled in Mexico and revitalized this long-standing art form.

In fact, the demand for Taxco style jewelry was so strong during this period that it became a staple at large department stores in the U.S. From Collector's Weekly: "For those who could not make the trip to Taxco, U.S. stores took the step of importing these popular goods. At one point everyone from fashionable Gump’s in San Francisco to Montgomery Ward in Chicago carried silver jewelry (some decorated with obsidian or amethysts) and tableware by Taxco designers."

What we have here is an example of that Taxco craze--in the form of Taxco style costume jewelry. Not the kind set in 925 sterling silver but rather what in those days was a more affordable version, set in nickel and every bit as dramatic and appealing as sterling silver Taxco pieces.

Nine faceted clear blue glass "stones" (seven in bracelet, one each in the earrings) are set in high-quality, hand-crafted nickel plates. The bracelet has a light feel and tingling sound characteristic of nickel. The overall effect is exquisite.

Bracelet measures about 3/4" wide and just over 7-1/4" long not including the snap-in clasp. The panel links of the bracelet and earrings are adorned with impressive filigree scrolls. On the back, there is a barely readable round HECHO EN MEXICO stamp.

The piece is in excellent vintage shape. Everyone who has seen it has been smitten, and I have great confidence that you, too, will absolutely love the set!


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See my other Taxco style costume jewelry bracelet-and-earring set here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/251447559/vintage-taxco-style-costume-bracelet-and

See my other Mexican and/or Mexican inspired jewelry here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/romaarellano?section_id=17770579

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