These earrings are part of a set with a matched ring, which we also have for sale this week. Listing description by: Angela A. Markings : "MC59" and an illegible number, "Mexico, " and "TC-288" on the back of one earring, "925" on one butterfly backing, tested, and guaranteed.
Diameter : 8.09 mm & 12.30 mm. Color: opaque purple hue with mottled lighter and darker purple hues. 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 : Carved and polished cabochon.
Length: 2.52" & 2.55". Handmade in the 1960s by a talented Mexican silversmith in Taxco, Mexico. Created in the style of Navajo jewelry. Beautiful purple charoite stones rest in bezel settings. The larger stones dangle beneath an upper stud earring.A half-circle motif frames the larger stones, adorned with hand-hammered stamped designs. Completed with posts and butterfly backings.
Part of a set with a matched ring, which we also have for sale separately this week. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives the earrings a lovely antique quality. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. 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.Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation. Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making.
The item "Antique Vintage 925 Sterling Silver Native Style TAXCO Charoite Earrings 14.6g" is in sale since Saturday, December 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.