Vintage Sterling Silver Mexico TAXCO Native Style Lapis Lazuli 2.07" L Earrings 3.7 Grams | Handmade | 0.43" W | Articulated | Inlaid

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Seller: abeautifultimeco (16,366) 100%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312683243498 We have similar Taxco and Inlay items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. To view in separate listings, please visit our store and search "Taxco" or "Inlay" under our Buy-It-Now items. Listing Description by: Dylan L. The Piece Age Circa: Vintage Southwestern Taxco Markings: Marked "MEXICO 925" on the back of the earrings, Tested, and Guaranteed Country of Origin: Mexico Brand: Taxco Gram Weight: 3.7 Grams Metal Type: .925 Sterling Silver Material: -- Main Stone: Lapis Lazuli Main Stone Measurements/Color: Measures 11 mm long by 7.5 mm wide, Opaque deep blue hue Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Measurements/Color: -- Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Inlaid Cabochon Cut Lapis Lazuli Item Measurements: The earrings measure 2.07" long by 0.43" wide. Earring Style: Drop/Dangle Earrings Earring Backing Style: Hook Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Pierced Notable Features: These gorgeous earrings were made in the Southwest style by a talented Taxco artisan. The earrings themselves were made in the shape of an oval and feature inlaid cabochon lapis lazuli stones in an oval shape. Each earring features five graduating articulated bands of metal, which add a delightful and unique touch to the piece. Damage: Age appropriate wear. The sterling silver is fairly tarnished, which is to be expected of an item this age. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History Southwest jewelry from the American Southwest is unique to itself and has a look that has become popular worldwide. Southwest jewelry was originally created by Native American and Mexican artistic influence and has gained popularity throughout the years, becoming a staple of many contemporary designs. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco. Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. Historians believe the link between humans and lapis lazuli stretches back more than 6,500 years. The gem was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid, exquisite color, and prized it as much as they prized other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise. At the end of the middle ages, lapis was ground up and used as the ultramarine pigment found in painting. Articulated pieces of jewelry are usually composed of two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint, hinge, or pivot to allow for realistic movement. This technique is used to lend a lifelike quality to animal figures, or to allow jewelry to drape elegantly, like a snake chain. Domestic US: All items ship within one business day of receiving payment. Buyers will have 3 base shipping options to choose from, depending on the needed speed of delivery. Pricing on single and multi-purchase transactions can be seen below:Auction Items: Base shipping + $1.00 per additional gold item & BIN items combine for freeBIN Items: FREEBase Shipping: USPS First Class: $8.00 fully insured, estimated 3-5 business days USPS Priority Mail: $12.00 fully insured, estimated 2-3 business days USPS Priority Express: $25.00 fully insured, overnight deliveryInternational: All packages are sent via USPS and pricing is based on buyer location. Each customer will receive a revised invoice at the close of the auction with an updated shipping rate. We will combine shipping on multiple purchases for free. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will claim on your customs form. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. Condition: Pre-owned, Condition: The pictures provided are a part of the description and detail any damage not noted. Antique, used, vintage jewelry WILL have broken, chipped, missing stones, wear, and other damage or imperfections commensurate with age. Carat weights and gold values stated are approximate, this includes stones etc in the weight. Age stated in the title as well as gemstone classifications are opinionated based on sellers experience. We have a 30 day no questions asked send back policy should you be unsatisfied with your purchase., Ethnic Origin: Mexican, Country of Origin: Mexico, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico, Metal Purity: .925, Main Stone: Lapis Lazuli, Brand: Taxco, Metal: Sterling Silver, Jewelry Type: Earrings

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