The long career of award winning Sigfrido Pineda began as a pre-teenager when he spent three years working at Los Castillo. He also worked with Salvador Teran and Felipe Martinez. He was working with Margot de Taxco before opening his own shop in 1952. Developing his own style of organic modernism in biomorphic shapes and simple flowing lines. He always said he designed for women, loved women and loved to design for them.
This lovely sterling silver "collar" necklace, circa 1980's, is adorned with a large tear-drop deep blue lazulite stone. The two-piece collar design is hinged in the back. The inside circumference measures 16" in length with a 2" drop in the front. The band varies from 3/8" to 3/4" in width. Stamped in ovals "Sigi" and "Tasco" as well as "925 Mexico". There are several other marks that are difficult to decipher. Excellent vintage condition with only minor surface scratches due to normal wear. Just a lovely piece.