Williams Gallery West - Vintage Jewelry - Mexico
Martinez, Taxco Mexico
silver and amethyst necklace with matching earrings
Purchased in Queretero Mexico in 1965
Absolutely fabulous Taxco silver and amethyst necklace with matching screw back earrings by Martinez. Necklace features a two piece tube-style collar with seven linked medallions set with amethyst crystals in dagger style settings. Amethyst settings are hinged in order to avoid snagging, and to lay smoothly against the skin.
A classic beauty only humbled by the beauty of the woman who wears it!
Stamped "Hecho en Mexico, Taxco" Although the necklace is not signed, the piece is noted in Skipper's ledger as by Martinez.
total length 16" Amethyst crystals approx 3/4"
Garcia Martinez was a designer commissioned by the Taxco taller owner Emma
Melendez, whose silver designs sold at the Rancho Alegre Shop in the
1950s. Miguel's designs are bold and simple, showing influences of
Pre-Columbian art and often incorporating semi precious stones, abalone,
and stone inlay work.