Signed by a listed yet still unidentified Mexico City maestro, this Mexican silver necklace combines tube links and hand-made hollow beads with stations housing colorful stones. Based on a popular design in mid-1940s Taxco, the often referred to as “hands-and-stone” motif, the necklace is adorned with quartz, agates, black onyx and golden sheen obsidian and an amethyst-colored lucite cab. Fun, festive and easy to wear, a treasure to brighten your every day the necklace measures 16” long (wearable; end-to-end 16 1/2”; easily lengthened with the use of a simple extension). The stone stations part is 6 1/2” long with a drop of 1 1/8” and the whole piece weighs 68.7 grams. Marked with maker’s initials “JV” as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “925” and “STERLING”, it dates in the pre-1948 period and is in excellent vintage condition with great patina, vibrant colors in the stones that are free of chips, breaks and cracks, with no damage and no repairs noted.