This piece is sure to surprise you in person as it is so lovely and substantial and unique. This large, vintage Mexican sterling silver (27.3 grams) Yalalag cross pendant necklace is a Taxco, Mexico piece from the 1950s-60s and its chain, also from Taxco, is of the same period. It is in wonderful condition. The cross measures 4 inches x 2 inches and the chain is 24 inches. The Yalalag is possibly the oldest cross form in the Americas and it pre-existed the advent of Christianity; in its fullest version it incorporates layers of spiritual symbols that go back into the centuries. I love the design of intricate flowers on the top and repeated over and over on all 7 crosses. Sometimes referred to as a wedding cross. It is signed Taxco, 925 & has an eagle silver mark with a 3 in the center & initials PCH.