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Mexican jewelry contemporary and vintage sterling silver and stone Lot of 4 Pair Earrings
HK Item #XE04

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lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

  • 2" long including wire
  • stamped: ALPACA MEXICO
  • not sterling silver
  • blue stones look like lapis

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

  • masks with dangles
  • 1 1/4" long
  • stamped: MEXICO SILVER (do not test as sterling silver)
  • made between 1900-1948
  • clip fastener

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

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Lot of Four Pair Earrings
XE04
- $45 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE PAIR AVAILABLE)

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lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

  • 1 1/2" long
  • stamped: MEXICO 925
  • clip fastener
  • looks like banded onyx

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

  • cutout of sylized bird
  • 1" diameter
  • stamped: MEXICO 925
  • screw fastener

lot of 4 pair Mexican earrings

 

Questions or more details.

Silver Marks

925 in an international designation for sterling silver indicating 92.5% silver content. Stamps of 925, Sterling, TAXCO indicate sterling silver. TAXCO, in Mexico, is one of the largest silver mining areas in the world.

 Alpaca is a term that is often stamped on Mexican (and German) pieces. it is sometimes called Alpaca Silver but it contains no silver at all. Alpaca is usually composed of 65% copper, 18% nickel and 17% zinc. It is similar to German Silver and Nickel Silver.

Read more about silver.

About Mexican Silverwork

Although Mexican silversmiths (plateros) have been making items, including jewelry, out of silver for centuries, it was only after the Mexican Revolution in 1910-1920, that Mexican silverwork began to flourish. Because of government mandated hallmarks on silver pieces, most jewelry pieces that we see today can be dated to one of 3 periods:

        • 1900-1948
        • 1948-1980
        • 1980 and later.

Read about hallmarks on Mexican Silver Jewelry.

Southwest Native American Indians learned their craft from Mexican plateros. You can read more about that here: Where did Navajo silversmiths learn their craft?


Our Mexican Shop contains contemporary and new items, sometimes with materials, date and origin unknown. Most of the pieces have been previously owned but some are New Old Stock (NOS) that were never used. Many pieces have signs of wear and use such as darkened patina on silver and gold. Some may have damage. We will describe the condition of each item on its individual page.

Paula, Manager

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationFor new items visit our New Jewelry Store.

For vintage Native American items visit our vintage Shop.

For bargain items visit ouir Bargain Barn.

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