Vintage Mexican Taxco Sterling Silver BETO Necklace
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This magnificent sterling silver and abalone necklace was hand wrought in Taxco Mexico before 1948, by the coveted silversmith BETO. The necklace has a classic design that was popular with the Taxco artisans of the era. The scrolled links are alternated with natural iridescent abalone shell cabochons that are bezel set in silver. The clasp is a tongue and box closure that works perfectly and closes with a crisp 'click'. Necklace measures 15 1/2 inches around by 5/8 inch wide. Back is stamped with BETO TAXCO 925 STERLING HECHO EN MEXICO hallmark. This fabulous vintage necklace is in excellent condition...can be polished but we leave the natural aged patina for buyer to decide. All the abalone shell stones are excellent...the stone at top is NOT cracked...it's a color shift in the shell...stone is smooth and perfect. This necklace is an outstanding example of Mexican silver artistry.