Antonio Pineda’s “velvet cord” necklace line always impressed me – the marrying of steely, glistening silver with the plush suppleness of velvet, the absolute domination of silver and black, the elegance of its minimalism is one of the renowned maestro’s most successful endeavors. The Lascaux-type hunters adorning this massive, axe-shaped pendant necklace are outlined in shadow-box and jump out of their fine silver background, tense and on edge as their ancient adventure unfolds. And the hand-hammered, spear-shaped silver tips at either end of the velvet cord are the perfect finishing touch to an already superb creation. With the velvet cord measuring 27″ long (from arrow-head end to arrow-head end) the necklace has a pendant that is 5″ wide and adds a 2 1/2″ drop to the cord. The combination weighs 98.8 grams and it is fully hallmarked with Antonio’s crown signature, des. no YY 581, Eagle 17, 970 SILVER and HECHO EN MEXICO. The necklace dates in the 1960s and is in excellent vintage condition with no damage or repairs noted, stunning presence, the velvet cord as good as new and beautiful patina.