Elegant, chic long modernist earrings inlaid with black onyx
Clients in the US can purchase these earrings for USD 90. Please see shipping and payment details at the end of this product description.
These vintage sterling silver Modernist earrings have clean lines and a fluid, linear, minimalist design- one that will forever be a classic. Extremely striking and flattering, these earrings feel just as good to hold as to wear. They are signed on the back with the maker's mark and have a Mexican (Taxco) provenance. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a Mexican modernist design- one that has been crafted in mecca of silversmithing with a rich history (see "Triva" below).
Composition: Sterling silver and black onyx.
Stamped: Makers Mark (MGH TC-14), Mexico 925.
Measurements: 6.8 cms long (push-post closure) and 0.9 cms at the widest.
Weight: 17.22 gms
Country of origin: Taxco, Mexico.
Trivia: Taxco de Alarcón (usually referred to as simply Taxco) is a small city and administrative center 106 miles southwest of Mexico City. The city is heavily associated with silver, both with the mining of it and other metals and for the crafting of it into jewelry, silverware and other items. Silversmithing was reinvigorated in Taxco by an American William Spratling, who moved to the town in the 1920s, creating silver design workshops and exported items, mostly to the United States. With its fame for silversmithing, tourism became a major economic force in Taxco which is now on a "must visit" list of every jewellery lover.
Please note: All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.
All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase. It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.
Shipping and payment details for clients in the US: A flat fee of $10 per packet will be charged for shipping within continental USA. These pieces will be shipped from our California studio. Ignore any other shipping charges that may show up at the time of checkout. Select "PayPal" as the payment mode and place the order. You will receive a mail from us with the total amount to be paid and the mail id for PayPal payment. You can choose any other way to pay as well, in case you don't use PayPal. Please do NOT add any other item apart from those in this collection to your cart. For all other purchases (from other collections) for delivery in USA from our US office, you need to place an order on our US website.