Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a sterling silver demi-parure or suite by Margot de Taxco (Margot vanVoorhies Carr) in her design style #5556 and called, "Ribbons from Swirl" or "Ribbons and Curl". This set consists of a necklace and earrings. It is a sterling silver base enameled in two colors, aqua blue and white. Under the enamel is textured silver filled with colored enamel. The necklace features 16 sections and the center plaque. The individual sections are "pinned" together. The center plaque is a two colored swirl with a double silver "tongue". The necklace is 15" long. The central motif is 1-1/4" X 2-1/4" (maximum dimensions). The closure is an enclosed box. The earrings are the same as the central motif. They are 1-5/8" long X 1" wide (maximum dimensions). They are for pierced ears. The necklace is marked "Made in Mexico" + "Sterling" + "Margot de Taxco" + "5556" + the older Eagle 16 mark. The earrings have "Margot de Taxco" + "5556" one one earring and the other has "Made in Mexico" + "Sterling". The necklace weighs 55.1 grams and the earrings weigh 18.2 grams, for a total weight of 73.3 grams.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise.
Due to the various enamels and techniques used, there may be wear or discoloration of the enamel in spots. The necklace has some discoloration on the aqua enamel. The earrings have one "square" of aqua enamel that is discolored. There may be surface scratches on the item. We will note any actual loss of enamel. This piece features Margot de Taxco enameling techniques which will show varying depths of colors that is part of the beauty of this piece with small spots of wear consistent with age.
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