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Mexican jewelry contemporary and vintage sterling silver and stone Mexican Silver
Vintage Sword Pin
HK Item #XP08

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Vintage Mexican silver and turquoise sword pin

2 3/4" long
Mexican silver (unknown silver content), Read about silver
onyx, Read about stones
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; stone firmly set with no cracks or chips; pin finding smooth and secure; see photos for patina

Vintage Mexican silver and turquoise sword pin

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Mexican Silver
Vintage Sword Pin

XP08 - $75 -
plus s/h


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Paula says - "Prior to 1948 there was no requirement by the Mexican government to mark silver jewelry pieces. In 1948 it was required that silver pieces be marked with the Eagle Assay mark along with place of production and silver content in decimal equivalent such as .925. Lack of these marks dates this pin to pre-1948."

Vintage Mexican silver and turquoise sword pin


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About Silver

100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.

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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.


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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. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
An item that has been used.

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