Early 1940’s Mexican Sterling Silver Domed Natural Amethyst Bracelet
With a unique and spectacular construction, this beautiful bracelet exemplifies the skill and craftsmanship in Mexican jewelry. Made during the 1940's, the sterling silver setting has an intricate openwork design with thick and domed links jutting outward from the wrist when worn. The elegant scrolling silverwork maintains the shape of the dome and hoists the indigo-purple amethysts aloft. Glossy and domed, the amethysts are beautifully framed by the setting, maximizing the impact for a striking look and slinky feel when worn.
Excellent Condition. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The silver has a bright patina without any dents and very little surface wear.
* There are no cracks or chips to the amethyst and the surfaces are smooth and gleaming.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Size 6 1/2"
Mark See Photo
Clasp Secure, and original. Original safety chain is intact
Weight 33 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural amethyst
On Mexican Silver. The tradition of Mexican silver jewelry began when the Spanish conquered the region and taught the native peoples the craft of silverwork. Yet, much of Mexican silver jewelry actually dates to the early- to mid-20th century, when the distinctive style came into its own: silver pieces with a handmade, almost primitive look and feel, bold and chunky designs, and the use of bright, natural gemstones like turquoise and amethysts (often chosen for organic patterning). The draw of Mexican silver jewelry comes from its artisan roots, every piece with a considered and visceral feel.
On Uncommon Pieces. Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, one-of-a-kind finds.