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Posted 9 days ago

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freiheit
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You probably know already that I have a soft spot for Mexican jewelry. Recently I found this brooch/pendant. It displays the eagle mark with the number 3 for Taxco and the initials SH. It is rather heavy (44 grams) and large. There are overlapping marks so I am not sure if some of the information got lost. I believe it is Sterling silver even though that mark is not showing. The piece cleaned up like Sterling, but this no proof that it actually is Sterling. I would have bought it even if it is Alpaca because of the great craftsmanship.

Thanks for looking:)

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  1. Caperkid Caperkid, 9 days ago
    Love these big Mexican pieces.
  2. freiheit freiheit, 9 days ago
    I found this listing on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/169770889/old-taxco-mexico-mixed-metals-sterling
    The piece looks very similar but the markings on the back are different. It also says "metales" - metals? I have never seen that mark before. Usually Mexican pieces are marked with the number for the purity for silver, sterling, or Alpaca if it is an alloy. I have also seen beautiful pieces made of copper or brass- but metal? That could be anything. Any ideas?
  3. freiheit freiheit, 9 days ago
    Thanks a lot, Caperkid. I like the Mexican pieces too, especially the big ones, as long as they are handmade.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 9 days ago
    Gudrun - you know more about Mexican jewelry than the etsy seller did. You have a very nice pendant/brooch. I love it. :-)
  5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 9 days ago
    O^O Love it!!! The 3 inside the eagle mark means it was registered in Taxco. I have a pendant which also says "Metales". No worries, it's silver. I tested mine.
  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 days ago
    I'm with you on Mexican jewellery :) particularly when it has an Aztec theme. It's wonderful!

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