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Vintage 970 Sterling & Onyx Monteros Matchstick Necklace–Taxco

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Directory: New Century: Jewelry: Necklaces: Pre 1990: Item # 1324670

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421 West Church Street, #508
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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Offered is a dramatic matchstick necklace produced by Taller Monteros in Taxco, Mexico after 1980. Taller Monteros is known for bold modernist designs executed in 970 silver; and this heavy superbly hand-crafted necklace is no exception. The necklace, which features a piano key design of thick silver panels with inlayed beveled onyx, drapes perfectly and is surprisingly comfortable to wear given its weight. The necklace is 16" long and 1 ¼†wide; the longer onyx matchsticks measure 1 1/4" and the shorter matchsticks measure 3/4". The necklace is in excellent vintage condition with minor surface scratches indicative of normal use and a shallow chip in one of the onyx stones which is unnoticeable when the necklace is worn (See Photo 5). Its box and tongue clasp is fully functional, sturdy and closes with a crisp click. The necklace weighs is 191.3 grams, or 6.13 troy ounces and is hallmarked "Monteros M-970 TM-100 Mexico".