I am pleased to offer this vintage sterling silver and simulated alexandrite bracelet from Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950s. Artist signed, the bracelet features a wide area at the front with pretty silver work all surrounded the lovely stone in its crown prong setting. One prong is shorter than the others for ease in setting the stone. The bracelet closes with a slide in clasp with a hinge on the other side and has the additional security of a safety chain. Truly a lovely work of art!
Stones called "Mexican Alexandrites" are sometimes lab created or natural, but most often they are what is known as "color change Corundum" which is lab created; rubies and sapphires are also of the Corundum family of gems and this gem tests in the ruby/sapphire range. Color change Corundum is as hard as a diamond and as you hold this item in different lights, you can see many different colors, but the primary color is purple like an amethyst and in most lighting these stones are a light to medium purple with pink and blue highlights.
Hallmark: MPC Taxco 925 Mexico Eagle(3)
Size: Wearable: 6 1/2"; Width (at widest): 2"; Grams: 51
Condition: Excellent vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more