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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Found this at e flea market hear in central Va. about 4mos. ago.for a pretty decent price Its mid century Taxco with a#2 tax stamp. and is initialed on the inside MQS AND 925. It' heavy at 26 grams with one large Tiger Eye cab and a smaller Lapis cab. The whole structure and design of the ring is incredible I have seen only one other ring by this artisan that was also very large and heavy but having only one very large Pyrite. It was about 1 1/4" by about 3/4" in size. I love to find and collect these taxco modern pieces and native american as well as other sterling jewelry.Bt this is probably the most unique. If anyone has owned or owns a piece by this maker or knows who it is would be very helpful. And many thanks in advance. Greg

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Wild, I thought from looking at the thumbnail that this was two rings. Interesting. Are you an expert in Mexican jewelry, Greg? DrFluffy and Jewels have quite a few pieces of Mexican jewelry posted on their pages if you would care to take a look. I also have a few rings I'd like to know more about.
    2. itmidcent568 itmidcent568, 7 years ago
      No not an expert have done some research about "Taxco" and how the silver smithing got started back in the 1920's. There is some information on the web about certain jewelry smiths but between William Spratlings time and now, there have been hundreds. This is probably the nicest ring that I personally have come across. However, because there were so many artists and the pieces made were mostly one off designs, information is hard to come by.
    3. itmidcent568 itmidcent568, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves to you all!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    5. pickledjesus, 3 years ago
      I also have a ring with the same markings - MQS, #2 tax stamp etc. My ring is tiger's eye, heavy and chunky (men's ring). I'm inclined to think they are by the same artisan. I've been wanting to sell this ring for a while (it will never fit me) but haven't been able to find any info about it until I found this post. (Took it to a jeweller who confirmed it wasn't junk, but that's about it!!) So glad to have found this albeit 4 years too late. Has anyone found anything further about this maker? His stuff is great!

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