Sterling Iguala Abalone teardrop necklace, circa 1940
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1950: item # 1113030
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|Stunning piece from Iguala, the Mexico jewelry center where maestros such as Damaso Gallegos learned the art of silver jewelry making before Taxco. ••• The necklace is composed 14 teardrop-shaped abalone and silver pendants mounted in an old-style linked chain (with a modern addition for extra length). It is signed (multiple times) VKE Sterling Iguala 925 Mex ••• The necklace is offered with earrings of a similar (but not identical) design. The are marked SFC, Taxco, Mexico 925, Eagle 3. ••• The necklace measures 18½” long; the pendants are 1¼” long. It weighs 55 grams. The earrings are 1½” long and weigh 9 grams. CONDITION: Very good to excellent estate condition, with no cracks or damage to the abalone. The necklace has a modern extender that is now part of the piece.|