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Paula says - "The dyed green onyx in these bracelets is a beautiful and very, very hard stone that is popular in Mexican jewelry.
"The mask or face panels on this type of bracelet typically have earrings and they often get lost. The charts at left list the earrings missing on these bracelets.
"Even though these bracelets are marked STERLING and 925, which is the common designation for sterling silver, they are NOT sterling silver according to our acid test."
Earrings missing on the masks are listed in the charts at left.
NOTE: Items in our Mexican Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Mexican Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
MEXICAN SHOP DIRECTORY
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
|An item that has been used.|