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Vintage Mexican Sterling Silver Green Jasper Mens Ring 11

buy modafinil in london This is a very heavy, chunky, mid century modernist Mexican sterling silver mens ring with a large green jasper cabochon stone. It is signed with an artist/maker mark that looks like a Francisco Rivera marking. It also has #3 bell/eagle mark along with Mex 925 and other numbers. Guaranteed to be solid sterling silver with its original, natural green jasper stone. It has high quality hand crafting and is beautifully made with strong mid century modern design, a beautiful showy green jasper stone with plenty of light earthtone contrasts, and a very large, heavy setting. Ring size is 11. Weight is grams. The top measures 7/8″ north to south on the longer edge by 5/8″ wide across the center east to west. The jasper cab is 3/4″ by 9/16″. It has some surface scratches from age and a few tiny edge nicks, very minor. Could be jeweler polished to look new but not necessary as it looks okay the way it is. Other than this, it is excellent. No deep gauges or tears to the sterling. No large nicks or dents. The band still has its original perfectly round shape, no pulls. Some light age wear to the stone but no cracks or chips. As with all jasper it has natural internal inclusions between colors but no cracks. The green jasper color is a little more unusual and the stone is securely set. This is a lovely large showy signed modernist ring for your vintage mid century jewelry collection.

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Taxco Mexican Silver Jewelry:

continue reading this Silversmithing has been practiced for centuries in Mexico. In fact, Mexican silversmiths taught the Navajo of the Southwestern United States their trade. But it took an American named William Spratling to see the opportunity to build on this legacy. He did this in 1931. He established a retail outlet for Mexican jewelry near the silver-mining center of Taxco. Furthermore, the success of the quality silversmithing in Taxco is still evident today.

The city is heavily associated with silver, both with the mining of it and for the crafting of it. Silver is made into jewelry, silverware and other items. Today, mining is no longer a mainstay of the city’s economy. In as much as Taxco’s reputation is strong for silver work, tourism is the main economic activity although the silver mines are no longer active.

Silver work and tourism related to Taxco’s status as a silver town is the mainstay of the economy. Most commercial activity related to silver is the production and sale of silver jewelry, silverware and other goods. Commerce in silver here is both regional and international. Streets in the town are filled with silvershops selling jewelry, silverware and other goods. The city has been named one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos”) (Magical Towns). This is primarily due to the quality of the silver work, the colonial constructions and the surrounding scenery.