A brooch that unabashedly lures the eye and invites the touch this sterling silver and golden sheen obsidian treasure bears the signature of Erika Hult de Corral, one of the few female designers of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance that we know of and definitely the only modernist. de Corral's work can be truly inspired - and she has a way with silver and stones that makes the materials simply flow into each other effortlessly, as if they were always meant to be together. Just look at how the sterling frame hugs the golden sheen obsidian - tenderly, not even touching but still enveloping it in its warm glow. Measuring 3" tall by 1 1/4" wide, the brooch weighs 16.0 grams and is signed "Ric" in script as well as "TAXCO", "925" while also bearing des. no 65 and Eagle 1 assay mark. It dates in the 1960s-70s and is in excellent vintage condition with a shape that allows you to wear it in different ways, tactile and gorgeous, with a fantastic piece of golden sheen obsidian and great patina, no damage and no repairs noted.