Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver & Turquoise Chip Inlay Bypass Ring, Miguel Garcia Martinez, Early Mexico, Size 6 3/4, Eagle #3 #c474

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Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver & Turquoise Chip Inlay Bypass Ring, Miguel Garcia Martinez, Early Mexico, Size 6 3/4, Eagle #3 #c474
DESCRIPTION: This is a rare and early ring from Mexican designer and silversmith, Miguel Garcia Martinez. 

Miguel was the primary designer for Rancho Alegre, a large retailer of Mexican silver and a popular tourist stop that was established in 1956. The work of many fine silversmiths, including Miguel's, was featured in the Rancho Alegre Plateria.

This beautiful ring features an early mark Miguel mark which I believe pre-dates the establishment of Rancho Alegre in 1956. The ring is comprised of fine sterling silver and is a bypass style. It features a bold swirled design with etched details. The ring is adorned with sections of turquoise chip inlay which are suspended in a yellow resin. It's a fabulously long and unique statement ring!

MARKS: The ring is signed "Miguel" and "Mexico" and hallmarked "925" on the inside of the ring band. It is also marked with an Eagle #3 mark.

SIZE: The ring measures about a size 6 3/4. Since the ring is a bypass style and open in the front, it may be slightly adjustable. The ring is approximately 1 1/4 inches long and 13/16 inches wide in the front.

WEIGHT: 5.1 Grams

CONDITION: Excellent, pre-owned, vintage condition. Normal surface scratches from previous use/wear/storage and possibly some mild tarnish. There are a few larger areas of yellow resin between the turquoise chips in a couple of the inlay sections, which I believe are intentional and are mentioned for listing accuracy.

USES: This is a marvelous statement ring from a renowned Mexican silver designer. It looks wonderful worn alone on the hand and would also look fantastic mixed with other silver and stone rings. It would make a fine addition to Mexican silver jewelry collection and an excellent gift! 

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