Vintage Mexico Sterling Silver and Abalone Butterfly Earrings

These gorgeous 7/8 of an inch tall and 3/4 of an inch wide sterling and abalone earrings are beautifully shaped and have wonderful, luminous striated abalone in rich blues, greens, pinks, and violets. I have tried to capture how brilliant the inlaid shell is in varying light and different angles, but my pictures don't show the true intensity of enticing color that is present. The bodies are nicely dimensional, the antennae thick and well formed. These marvels are screwbacks, and are hallmarked Hecho en Mexico DF 925 in a circle around the maker's initials, JSF. There is a faint eagle mark on the tip of one of the wings, barely visible, I believe it is a 3. There is a JSF on page 233 of Bille Hougart's highly respected sourcebook, THE LITTLE BOOK OF MEXICAN SILVER TRADE AND HALLMARKS, 2006 edition, to whom eagle 3 is attributed. There is also a JBF listed on page 231, with eagle 1 attributed, it is hard to discern which these are, but I believe it is the former. These are very sturdy and of very good quality; nicely thick and well made. The screwbacks themselves are marked Alpaca, very commonly used for the mechanisms. They work perfectly, and these pretty butterflies are in excellent condition with quite a bit of vintage patina. So very reflective, they capture the light to flatter your face and look simply fabulous!

Please note that Vintage Mexican silver jewelry is hand made, and thus no two pieces are completely identical, which is exactly what makes them so special and unique! I do not polish vintage silver unless you request that I do so at checkout.(I will be glad to shine them up for you with my polishing cloth if you let me know).

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Item ID: 1950

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Sterling Silver and Abalone/Paua Shell, Size: 7/8"

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Mitsi's Marvels

Mitsi Upshaw, Mooresville, NC   

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