Vintage Los Ballesteros silver hinged bangle bracelet adorned with a huge citrine gem, this hefty modernist piece is so close in style to earlier Machine Age jewelry and a show-stopper at that. I am particularly fond of the specific workshop's line of hinged bangles like the one presented here - they come in all widths, adorned with various hard-stones or gems and I consider them the epitome of Los Ballesteros creativity. The stone is light lemony in color with lots of sparkle and the substantial silverwork with its thick semi-arcs and hollow half-beads has the most wonderful patina. Impressive at just shy of 1" wide, the bracelet has an inner circumference of 7" (clasped) and it weighs 71.1 grams. It is fully and appropriately hallmarked with the taller's logo as shown as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO" and "STERLING 925". It dates in the 1940s and is in excellent vintage condition with a stunning gem, wonderful patina, hefty yet still a pleasure to wear and to behold, with no damage or repairs noted.