Normally milky in color, cat's eye or chrysoberyl, reportedly protects its wearer from hidden enemies, mysterious dangers and diseases. It also protects from drowning, intoxication and government punishments.
A plain, yet elegant example of Mexican craftsmanship. This lovely pair of pierced earrings consist of a slightly convex, stylized rectangular shaped disc upon which is bezel mounted an oval cat's eye cabochon. The earrings measure 1" in length and 3/4" in width. Each is stamped "TV 129 - Mexico - 925". Wonderful vintage condition with no damages and original patina. Matching pendant listed separately.
Circa 1979 a new letter/number mark to indicate the silversmith and sterling standard was introduced in Mexico. The first letter indicates the city/area location "T". The second letter is the first initial of the last name of the silversmith (V). The last number(s) indicates that he is the 129th silversmith with a last name beginning with that letter to register at the city assay office.