I could never exaggerate the sparkle of the two big, faceted color-change sapphires that adorn the opposing “wings” forming the face of the modernist Enrique Ledesma Mexican hinged bracelet at hand! Set here against untreated sterling (quite often, Ledesma uses niello-type oxidation to enhance the contrast between gemstone and silver) the stones pass from amethyst to a steely purple under different light conditions thus mimicking the behavior of alexandrites. The bracelet has an
inner circumference of 6 7/8” (clasped)while its width varies between 1 5/8” and 3/8”. It weighs 48.0 grams and is fully hallmarked with maker’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “TAXCO”, and Eagle 3 assay mark. It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition with glowing, silky patina, gorgeous stones free of chips or breaks, with no damage nor any repairs noted.