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Mexican Jewelry59 of 105Taxco, Mexico, Sterling Hinged Bangle with Malachite Vintage Mexican Yalalag Cross
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    Posted 5 years ago

    freiheit
    (1224 items)

    This is a a very unusual necklace. The pendant can be turned around, using the very strange mechanism connecting it to the rest of the chain. The necklace and the chain are embellish with abalone inlay. There are no marks whatsoever.

    The necklace cleaned up like sterling but I am not sure about it.
    It has a modern feel; maybe around the 1970's?

    My first guess was that it could be Mexican but I have never seen something like this before.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Gee, that's really something!
    2. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Yes, Efesgirl, that's what I thought, too, when I saw it:)
    3. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Many thanks for loving it:
      aura,
      Efesgirl, and
      vetraio50:)
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      It is really lovely Freiheit !!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Great! The clever system allows to show either beautiful face without taking the necklace off
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      preety indeed
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Just gorgeous, never seen one like this, but it looks Mexican. The links are pretty great too. Not sure of age - I think it's older than 70's. Love it!
    8. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for your comment, TassieDevil:)
    9. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Kyratango, I agree, the system is really cool. It somehow reminds me of mid-century modern Scandinavian jewelry - but the finishing looks really Mexican to me LOL
    10. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Thanks for your comment, kivatinitz:)
    11. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
      yeah that's definitely the same house as mine. too bad it's not marked! lol
    12. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Well, Greatsnowyowl, maybe we find a third one here with more information. You never know....
    13. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      I found one, Greatsnowyowl:
      https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/219538979/abalone-drop-necklace-large-swivel?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Mexico sterling necklace abalone inlay&ref=sr_gallery_13

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