VINTAGE TAXCO MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER GEMSTONE CUFF BRACELET 16747

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 06, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
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I am pleased to offer this weighty and wonderful 1950s sterling silver and "Mexican Alexandrite" cuff bracelet, artist signed and a true beauty! The heavy sterling silver is deeply incised and embellished by bead balls and centered with a gorgeously faceted, brilliantly cut Mexican Alexandrite. The cuff closes on the side with a slide in clasp and also has the security of a safety chain. A simply FABULOUS piece!
Stones called "Mexican Alexandrites" are sometimes lab created or natural, but most often they are what is known as "color change Corundum" which is lab created; rubies and sapphires are also of the Corundum family of gems and this gem tests in the ruby/sapphire range. Color change Corundum is as hard as a diamond and as you hold this item in different lights, you can see many different colors, but the primary color is purple like an amethyst and in most lighting these stones are a light to medium purple with pink and blue highlights.

Hallmark : MPC Taxco 925 Mexico Eagle(1)

Size: Inner

Condition: Excellent vintage

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