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A Taxco, Mexico modernist sterling silver necklace with a large, faceted Alexandrite stone pendant

by Antonio Reina, circa 1950's

This striking necklace by Taxco jeweler Antonio Reina features a large Alexandrite stone, a synthetic sapphire. Before beginning his own Taller, or workshop, Reina apprenticed for the famed Taxco jeweler, Margaret Van Voorhies Carr known as Margot de Taxco.

The necklace measures 8" top to bottom length measured lying flat. Total necklace circumference is 14 1/2". The necklace is composed of 12 large fabricated silver links, each approximately

1 1/4" length, 1/2" width and one large central silver and Alexandrite pendant, 2 3/8" height, 2 1/2" width at widest point.

the beautiful alexandrite stone in this necklace measures 2 1/4" height, 3/4" width. The necklace is hallmarked "AAR" for Antonio Reina, "Mexico," and ".925" on the clasp. Excellent original condition. This necklace was purchased several years ago in Santa Fe from the extremely knowledgeable Mexican silver jewelry authority Gilbert Hampton.

Price $1,950

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