Vintage Jeronimo Fuentes Sterling Silver & Green Enamel Link Necklace, Mexico, Meander, Greek key, Eagle, Signed JF, Fabulous! #b983

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Vintage Jeronimo Fuentes Sterling Silver & Green Enamel Link Necklace, Mexico, Meander, Greek key, Eagle, Signed JF, Fabulous! #b983
Jeronimo Fuentes was a Mexican silversmith who was associated with Margo van Voorhies and became the director of enamel at her Margot de Taxco workshop in 1953. He was a master of enamel work and this sterling silver and green enamel link necklace is one of his fabulously enameled creations!

This wonderful necklace features a continuous strand of sterling silver links with a repeating Greek key or meander design. Each of the links has been champleve enameled in a gorgeous green color. The silver beneath the enamel has an etched pattern, giving the links a wonderful depth and beauty. The necklace closes with a chunky, handcrafted push in box clasp. It is simply superb!

The necklace is a true choker, measuring about 15 1/4 inches in length and 3/8 inch wide. Please note that my mannequin has a 15-inch neckline, so the choker appears a little snug on "her" neckline. The piece is very sturdy and quite substantial, weighing in at 33.7 grams. The necklace is marked with the conjoined "JF" for Jeronimo Fuentes, "Sterling Made in Mexico" in a circle and "925" on the back of the clasp and also has an Eagle #3 mark on the push in portion of the clasp.

This necklace is absolutely beautiful! The bright silver designs are the perfect complement to the gorgeous green enameled links. Silver jewelry created by Jeronimo Fuentes is quite collectible and this is a superb example of his skilled enamel work. It would make a fabulous addition to a Mexican silver jewelry collection and a marvelous gift! The necklace is in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear out of the box!

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: CONJOINED JF FOR JERONIMO FUENTES, STERLING MADE IN MEXICO IN A CIRCLE AND 925 ON THE BACK OF THE CLASP & AN EAGLE #3 MARK ON THE PUSH IN PORTION OF THE CLASP

SIZE: NECKLACE- APPROX 15 1/4 INCHES LONG AND 3/8 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 33.7 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND SOME POSSIBLY SOME MILD TARNISH.

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