One Good Eye Silver

big Miguel Melendez Mexican silver tiger's eye chandelier Earrings

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Stunning set of 1950s Miguel Melendez Mexican silver and tiger's eye earrings in a multi-tiered chandelier design, this is a pair for the daring female. Having started his career at Spratling's Las Delicias and then worked for the Los Castillo before ending up as manager of Margot's workshop, Melendez ventured on his own in 1953 and, in my opinion, he was at his best when he created modernist jewelry. Warm, golden caramel and brown hues give a magical brilliance to the tiger's eye teardrops while the proportions of the sterling latticework capture the eye at first sight. The earrings are 3" long by 2 7/8" wide and weigh 25.5 grams. They are fully signed with Melendez's initial "m" as well as "STERLING TAXCO MEXICO" and bear Eagle 3 assay mark. The set dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition with no damage or repairs noted, gorgeous patina and ravishing looks.