The Mayan / Aztec face mask is a popular motif in old Mexican silver jewelry. This fine sterling necklace features a hand-carved green onyx face set in a silver beaded headdress bezel. The mask centerpiece measures 1 5/8 by 2 inches.
The beautiful chain has three long oval cabochons of green onyx on each side...each cab has silver bead work at the side.
The necklace measures 18 inches around, ending in a secure hook clasp. The necklace weighs 59 grams. The back is marked STERLING MEXICO. This is a mid-century, circa 1950s pre-eagle mark.
The necklace is in excellent condition. The stones are all perfect with no scratches. The silver patina is just right. This is a quality handmade piece.
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