These beautiful earrings from the 1980s were crafted in Taxco, Mexico, renowned for creating some of the world’s best silver pieces. The dangle hoop earrings feature two large cabochons of onyx, bezel-set into silver, and accentuated with silver tassels. A great pair of earrings for all occasions!
Taxco silver is highly coveted and collectible, with a high quality of craftsmanship in each piece. Taxco is a tiny town between Acapulco and Mexico City with a long mining history. In the late 1920s, a highway finally extended to Taxco, which enabled William Spratling, a gentleman from the US, to find the town and discover the potential in the artisan community. He invited great metalsmiths to join him in apprenticing young artists, and the world took notice of the divine craftsmanship in the jewelry produced. To learn more about Taxco, read our blog here:
The earrings are in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the silver has fine lines and marks but nothing distracting or noticeable. The silver has a light patina layer that can be polished upon request. The backs are stamped 925 MEXICO TR-55. The onyx is not chipped or cracked.
The earrings measure 3″ tall and 1″ wide and weigh 9.72 grams. The box is for display only.
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