Taxco Modernist Abalone Paua Sterling Silver Chevron Bracelet Made in Mexico.
This gorgeous bracelet has 10 arrow or chevron shaped links and a box slide fastener. Each leaf has a smooth silver half and an inlaid paua or abalone shell half. Paua is a form of abalone and it is only found off the coast of New Zealand. It is distinctive with darker, richer colors and black demarcation lines in the pattern, giving it a gorgeous contrast against the silver setting. The abalone insets are a paler color with softer demarcation lines.
The colors in this bracelet include greens, blues, pinks, purples, silvers and golds. The shell insets have wonderful iridescence that shines and reflects the light beautifully! We have more Mexican sterling silver and abalone jewelry in our shop, so check our other listings to save by combining postage.
It is marked with a silhouette eagle with a 3, indicating it is from Taxco; it also has marks that state Heche en Mexico; Sterling; Plata and 925. It dates circa 1948-1973. It measures about 6 1/4" long when open and each link is almost 3/4" long.
Condition: no broken or missing paua pieces although the link at the abalone end looks like a piece of abalone was replaced – it is barely noticeable, as seen in the second picture; clasp works well; back was heavily buffed.
This is a gorgeous bracelet that would look great with jeans as well as evening wear or a business wardrobe. Don't miss out on this one! We are always offering a nice selection of jewelry and other vintage goodies, so please take a look through our shop. We would be pleased to combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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