This is a gorgeous early Mexican Taxco sterling silver necklace set with a dark blue lapis center stone carved as an ethnic face, and further inlaid with abalone and lapis throughout both the center and chain. The chain is composed of comma shaped links, each about an inch long, with lapis head and abalone tail in a sterling setting. The necklace is marked on the back of the center Sterling 925 Taxco.
The necklace is 17.5" long. The center portion with face measures 1.75" x 1.375" and is .625" thick. The necklace weighs 61.6 gr.
This is a substantial necklace with imposing presence. Wonderful ethnic appeal.