LOS BALLESTEROS MEXICAN SILVER and ALEXANDRITE BRACELET
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1950: item # 1139664
One Good Eye Silver
(607) 651 9565
SOLD - Thank you!
|One of the areas that the Los Ballesteros taller seems to have excelled is in the design of hinged bangle bracelets, most of them adorned with faceted, open-backed gems. This is one of their creations that combines the warmth of aged silver with the exuberance of color-changing sapphire, a known alexandrite simulant in the corundum family often used in vintage Taxco jewelry. A synthetic stone, corundum changes color under different light conditions mimicking natural alexandrite - in this case though the stone is almost burgundy in natural light, it turns a steely purple under studio lighting as you can see. The bracelet has an inner circumference of just above 6 3/4" while its width varies between 7/8" in the front and 5/8" in the back. It weighs 55.5 grams, is fully signed as shown and dates in the early to mid-1940s. In excellent vintage condition. The matching ring pictured in one of the photos already SOLD - Thank you!|