Bold elegance in artisan sterling silver. A ribbon of solid, heavy gauge silver, twisted, textured, and joined to complete this simple modernist statement.
In 1931, Taxco Mexico was an established site for silver mines but had no silversmith industry to work the metal. William Spratling, already an established voice in the burgeoning modernist movement, decided to bring his jewelry design business to Taxco. He trained and ultimately collaborated with local silversmiths. From this seed of a cottage industry, the rich tapestry of Taxco silver work was born.
The design measures 65 mm parallel to the clasp and 35 mm at the widest point. The back is marked Mexico and .925 and hallmarked TR-57, indicating that a Taxco artisan created this graceful piece. It weighs a substantial 15 grams. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
**Our fine jewelry is always boxed for shipping.**
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