There are buckle bracelets and then, there are BUCKLE BRACELETS! And a spectacular Mexican Deco specimen of the latter I am proud to be presenting here. Honestly, however, all the aaahs and ooohs aside, this is one of the most glamorous mesh jewelry I have encountered even though its design elements are few and quite simple, if one thinks about it. Extra wide and finely woven, the sterling mesh is flexible and comfortably wraps around the wrist. The buckle itself is smooth and glows with the warm patina of age and it fastens in four different locations so the bracelet can easily accommodate wrists of all sizes. I was surprised to find the signature of Castelan, a Mexico City maestro, on it as I have not seen many pieces by him and the ones I did have in the past were smaller, silver and enamel pins and earrings. A real treasure, its wearable length is adjustable between 5 3/4" and 7 1/4" (with two additional positions in between). Laid out end to end it is 10 3/4", 2 1/4" wide at the buckle and 1 1/2" wide at the mesh. The bracelet weighs a generous 131.1 grams and is signed with maker's name "CASTELAN" as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO D.F." and "925". It dates in the pre-1948 period and is in excellent vintage condition with strong presence, great patina and very good craftsmanship; no damage and no repairs noted - a spectacular piece!