Williams Gallery West - Vintage Jewelry - Mexico

Taxco - Martinez

 silver and onyx necklace

Vintage Taxco sterling silver and onyx necklace by Martinez.  Elegant large links with central yoke pendant and trapezoidal dangle.  Details include ten 1" links, two 1 3/4" spiral links with onyx circle, and slide clasp.

Purchased in Taxco Mexico in 1965. 

Stamped "Taxco Martinez Sterling"

total length 17", central yoke 2 1/2" long x 1" high, dangle 1 3/4" high

Excellent condition

Miguel 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.