Posted 4 years ago
The only mark I can see is 925 on the clasp, but the settings, the links, and the clasp lead me to think it could be Mexican, possibly a one of a kind commissioned piece. It does not strike me as very old. I admire the skill of the maker who was able to seamlessly put together and set in silver narrow wedges of amber (which can be notoriously brittle). Each link has a different number of mosaic pieces. This is the only example of this type of work with amber that I've seen so far. Native American silversmiths are known to sometimes use this pattern but their stone, coral, or shell inlays are usually rather thin and mostly have a flat surface. Do not hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong or offer suggestions for further research.