I've always thought Tiger's-eye was such a warm, rich feeling stone and these cuff links are no exception. The stones have wonderful stripes blending from a dark butterscotch to a milk chocolate coloration. When shifting the links for different angles the stripes change color and the stones just shimmer. Photo # 6 shows what a change in angle can do for the stones. The cabochons have then been mounted in simple handcrafted sterling frames allowing the natural gemstones to be the focus.
The gemstones are in excellent condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, deep scratches or nasty surface abrasions. The stones measure approx. 3/4" by 5/8" and stand approx. 1/16" above their collar mountings. The sterling is also in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, deep scratches or repairs. The buttonhole's flip style lock movement is in smooth working order with good spring on both links. The locks are both marked 925 for sterling.
The cuff links have identical marks as seen in the photo. They read: MARGOT DE TAXCO in horizontal lines and a circular STERLING MADE IN MEXICO with the Eagle in the center. The Eagle mark was a Mexico silver content guarantee that started in 1948 and Margot closed her doors in 1974 hence the circa of 1960. The top of the cuff links measure approx. 13/16" by 15/16". A wonderful pair of cuff links for a collection or to be worn by a man or woman.
Item ID: 145
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