An imaginative Taxco maestro whose jewelry is steadily growing in appreciation among collectors in the last few years, Gerardo Lopez is known for his repousse pectorals and clampers. Yet to find a cuff bracelet bearing his signature is a rare occurrence and I am thrilled to be presenting here this stunning hand-hammered example. Having a distinct Arts-and-Crafts quality, the cuff is wide and adorned with teardrop bezel-set azur malachite stones separated by voluminous "dimpled dot" appliques. Craftsmanship of the highest caliber, attention to the minutest detail and wonderful patina combine with the rarity of this piece to elevate it to the dedicated Lopez and Taxco collector's level. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 7/8" (including the 1 1/16" gap; if you need to adjust a little, please take it to your jeweler so as not to damage the repoussage) and it is just shy of 1 5/8" wide. It weighs 72.3 grams and is signed with Lopez's name as well as "TAXCO MEX 925" alongside Eagle 3 assay mark. It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition with no problems noted, great patina and presence and gorgeously colored stones.