Massive Los Ballesteros Mexican silver pendant, layered, adorned with beading and oxidation, in a convex shape that pushes the huge citrine centering it out at you - this is one of the most impressive pendants of theirs I have seen. For me it betrays a distinct Spanish Colonial influence as it based on the ornate order medals royals around the world like to bestow on select individuals to show favor and appreciation. The heavy silver-work is lightened by the cut-outs in it but matched by the huge faceted citrine that adorns it in a hefty crown setting. I have paired it with a hand-made, appropriately hefty - albeit of a newer vintage - sterling silver chain so it can be enjoyed immediately as the striking necklace that it makes for. Measuring 3" long (without the bail) by 2 5/8" wide the pendant adds a 3 1/2" drop to the chain with the bail. The chain itself is 24 1/4" long and the set weighs 80.4 grams (pendant alone is 57.2 grams). The pendant is signed with taller's logo as shown, "HECHO EN MEXICO" and "STERLING 925" and dates in the pre-1948 period. The chain is not marked yet tested and guaranteed to be of sterling quality. In excellent vintage condition with a certain "regal" quality about it, fantastic patina and exquisite workmanship, a gorgeous stone and no damage or repairs noted.