Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa : Mid Century C.Markings : Marked with a partial "925" on one side of the clasp, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 49.6 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 15.9 mm in diameter, Opaque green-blue hue with striations of lighter and darker shades of each throughout. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts : Round Cabochon Cut Chrysocolla. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 6.75" and measures 0.84" wide. Bracelet Type : Articulated Tennis Bracelet.
Closure/Clasp Type : Push-In Clasp With Safety Clasp. Link Type : Fancy Aztec Style Links. This lovely item was handmade during the Mid Century era in an Aztec and Mayan motif by a talented artisan for Taxco in Mexico. The links of the bracelet features repeating rectangular Sun God motifs, each of which is articulated using large hinges.Within each link is a huge chrysocolla stone. The internal matrix of these gorgeous stones is certain to catch the eye. The sterling silver is fairly tarnished in areas, which is to be expected of an item this age. The bottoms of the links are extremely tarnished on the inside. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era.
A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age.
Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles.
The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco.
Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today.
Chrysocolla is a copper stone, ranging from light green to deep blue, and is often found in association with Malachite and Azurite. The name comes from the Ancient Greek work chrysos kolla which means gold glue. It is widely available and has been used for stone carving and silversmithing since antiquity.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century Sterling Silver TAXCO Chrysocolla HUGE Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.