It's not your usual Mexican sterling silver necklace. At first look, this one has a very Victorian aesthetic. It's those carved black onyx round cabochons set in filigree sterling that evoke that feminine era and aura. They're scalloped around the edges with a 'bursting' star shape carved at center.
Those 'frilly' links alternate with handmade tapering silver beads...one side is flat and the flip side is domed. Together, these contrasting links seem to mesh old and new Mexican craftsmanship into one unique necklace.
The necklace measures 16 inches around with a simple wide hook clasp. It's 2 1/2 inches long at center and 1 3/8 inches across the bottom pendant. Necklace weighs 36 grams.
The back is signed in a triangular hallmark...HECHO EN MEXICO - A LC - STERLING 925. This is an early mark - pre-Eagle and registration marks.
There's a slight ding to the silver...you can see the little indent in photo. There's a nick or two to onyx edge which is hard to see because of the black and may also be there because of the hand-carved edge. Not a distraction.
Overall in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1950s.
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