Matilde Poulat was known for her reliquary silver work. She made beautiful crosses with ornate chain and statues adorned with stones. This cross and chain necklace has the block letters MATL on both the chain and the cross center piece. The chain measures 21 in. long with the drop being 2 1/8th inches tall. This chain is featured in the book MEXICAN JEWELRY BY MARY L. DAVIS AND GRETA PACK. Here it was used as a choice to display a cross. Each link is embedded with a branch of coral. The 3 layered tiny dots give a lacy effect to the chain and that design element is followed around the outside edges of the cross as well. The cross has a ring of jelly clear amethyst stones then larger dots of turquoise. A next layer of coral encircles a Mexican fire opal cabochon which is a rare combination of stones. The weight is 70 grams of quality workmanship. There is no loss of stones and no damage to the silver work or repairs just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!